NEW YORK — Aryna Sabalenka returned to the US Open semifinals Wednesday with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory over Karolina Pliskova.
Sabalenka is the one participant nonetheless alive in both draw who reached the ultimate 4 in Flushing Meadows final 12 months. She misplaced to runner-up Leylah Fernandez within the semifinals.
The No. 6 seed from Belarus will face top-ranked Iga Swiatek or No. 8 Jessica Pegula for a spot in her first Grand Slam closing.
“I’m ready for it,” Sabalenka said. “I am prepared for one more battle.”
She reached her solely different main semifinal final 12 months at Wimbledon, the place Pliskova beat her earlier than falling to Ashleigh Barty.
Sabalenka rapidly confirmed this matchup can be a lot totally different, racing to a 4-0 lead in opposition to the 2016 US Open runner-up and wrapping up the primary set in 28 minutes.