US Open 2019: All the major results from Day 9
Day 9 of the US Open 2019 saw Roger Federer get stunned in the quarter-final clash against Grigor Dimitrov in a five-set duel. Federer also saw his dear friend Stan Wawrinka bite the dust. However, Serena Williams marched on to book a semi-final berth. Elina Svitolina also advanced. Here are the key results from Day 9.
Svitolina tames Konta 6-4, 6-4 to reach semi-final
Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina got the better off Johanna Konta at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The in-form Svitolina won the match 6-4, 6-4. Konta was forced into making errors and that saw her lose the crucial moments. "I didn't play badly at all, I was doing a lot of bright things. She just made me play that extra ball, it's frustrating," said Konta.
Serena thrashes Wang Qiang to progress
Serena has staked a claim as the favorite now to win the US Open 2019. She overcame China's Wang Qiang in straight sets. She hit 25 winners as she eased to a 6-1, 6-0 win over the 18th seed Qiang. "I knew I needed to come out and play well. I'm feeling good, had a really tough year and I'm still here," she said.
100th win for Serena at US Open
Federer stunned by Dimitrov
Five-time US Open champion Federer was stunned by Dimitrov in a five-set thriller. Federer had enjoyed a healthy record against Dimitrov but this time the Bulgarian had other ideas. He fought back to clinch the match 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. "Clearly in the end he was not at his best. I used every opportunity I had,' said Dimitrov after his win.
Medvedev battles past injury to beat Wawrinka
Fifth seed Daniil Medvedev battled past a thigh injury to beat Stan Wawrinka. He reached his first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open. Medvedev received painkillers and taping on his thigh in the first set. He sealed the match 7-6 (8-6,) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. "For sure, I hope to be ready for the semis," Medvedev said.