Emma Raducanu’s (3/1 to win US Open) fairytale run at the US Open shows no signs of ending after she booked her place in the semi-finals with a straight-sets victory over Olympic champion Belinda Bencic on Wednesday.

The world number 150 is still yet to drop a set at Flushing Meadows, as she came through 6-3 6-4 on Arthur Ashe Court on what is just her second-ever Grand Slam appearance.

Raducanu’s miraculous run in New York has seen her break numerous records, as she has become the first qualifier to ever reach the semi-finals of the US Open, while she is only the fourth woman to achieve that feat across all four Grand Slams.

The 18-year-old is also the first British woman to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows since Jo Durie in 1983, but despite her success, she insists she is just focused on the task at hand.

“I’m so, so happy to come through,” Raducanu told reporters. “I’m just taking care of what I can control and I’m on my own journey.”

Standing in the way of Raducanu and a place in the US Open final is Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari, who booked her place in a second Grand Slam semi-final with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova (Match result – Raducanu 6/5, Sakkari 4/6).

The duo will meet in the last four during the early hours of Friday morning and following the conclusion of the first women’s semi-final between another teenage sensation Leylah Fernandez and second seed Aryna Sabalenka (Match result – Fernandez 5/2, Sabalenka 2/7).

In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic remains on course to complete a Calendar Grand Slam, although he had to come from a set down to book his place in the semi-finals with a 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3 victory over Matteo Berrettini.

Djokovic will now face fourth seed and Olympic champion Alexander Zverev in the last four on Friday, with the German – who was beaten in dramatic fashion by Dominic Thiem in last year’s final – having overcome South African Lloyd Harris 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-4 (Match result – Djokovic 2/5, Zverev 15/8).

The other men’s semi-final will also take place on Friday between second seed Daniil Medvedev and Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime (Match Result – Auger-Aliassime 4/1, Medvedev 1/6).

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