Canada’s Bianca Andreescu will go toe-to-toe with Serena Williams in the US Open final on Saturday after beating Belinda Bencic in New York City (Andreescu 9/4, Williams 1/3 – Match Betting).
The 19-year-old Andreescu has been a revelation through the tournament in what has been her first ever US Open appearance this season.
Andreescu can now look forward to taking on the 37-year-old Williams, who managed to win her first US Open title nine months after her next opponent was born.
Having seen off the challenge of Swiss Belinda Bencic 7-6 (7-3) 7-5, winning the final five games of the match, Canada’s new tennis star admitted she could not believe she had reached the showpiece event at Flushing Meadows.
“I think it’s just all the hard work I’ve put in through the years,” Andreescu said. “If someone told me a year ago I would be in the US Open final this year, I’d tell them they were crazy.
“It’s just surreal. I really don’t know what to say. It’s a dream come true playing against Serena in the final of the US Open. It’s crazy.”
Meanwhile, in the men’s competition, Rafael Nadal will face Matteo Berrettini in the semi-finals of the US Open on Friday (Berrettini 8/1, Nadal 1/20 – Match Betting).
Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov will face Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the first semi-final on Arthur Ashe Stadium (Medvedev 8/15, Dimitrov 6/4 – Match Betting), before Nadal and Berrettini go head-to-head.