In a stellar display of skill and determination, Aryna Sabalenka, the second seed and new world number one, secured her spot in the US Open semifinals for the third consecutive year.
The Belarusian powerhouse overpowered Chinese 23rd seed Zheng Qinwen with a commanding 6-1, 6-4 victory.
Sabalenka, poised to claim the world number one ranking after this tournament, showcased her relentless pursuit of a second Grand Slam title, following her triumph at the Australian Open in January.
Sabalenka, whose previous semi-final battles were against formidable opponents, expressed her confidence, stating, “I’m ready to play wherever I need to play now.”
Her unwavering focus on physical conditioning and tactical gameplay shone through, evident in her dominating performance.
The road ahead promises an electrifying matchup as Sabalenka sets her sights on 2017 runner-up Madison Keys.
The American displayed her own prowess by dispatching Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova with a convincing 6-1, 6-4 win.
As the competition intensifies, we eagerly anticipate a showdown between these two formidable contenders for a coveted spot in the final.