Coco Gauff’s US Open semi-final opponent is confirmed as Karolina Muchova beats Sorana Cirstea in straight sets to book last-four spot in New York

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Coco Gauff’s US Open semi-final opponent is confirmed as Karolina Muchova beats Sorana Cirstea in straight sets to book last-four spot in New York

  • Karolina Muchova won 6-0, 6-3 to book her spot in the US Open semi-final 
  • Afterwards, the Czech star called the victory ‘incredible’ and ‘unbelievable’ 
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Karolina Muchova overwhelmed Romania’s Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-3 on Tuesday to set up a U.S. Open semi-final against American Coco Gauff.

Muchova, seeded 10th, smacked 32 winners and played outstanding defense to see off the 33-year-old Cirstea at Arthur Ashe Stadium and reach her first U.S Open semi.

‘Unbelievable. It’s a really sweet victory and this stadium, I mean, incredible,’ Muchova said.

‘Thank you to everyone who came and cheered.’

French Open finalist Muchova got off to a quick start and raced out to a 3-0 lead before fending off nine break points to win a marathon game and extend to 4-0.

Karolina Muchova celebrates after beating Sorana Cirstea in their quarter-final match

Karolina Muchova celebrates after beating Sorana Cirstea in their quarter-final match

Muchova now faces a tough match against the popular young American Coco Gauff

Muchova now faces a tough match against the popular young American Coco Gauff

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Gauff had earlier dispatched of Jelena Ostapenko with relative ease on Arthur Ashe

Gauff had earlier dispatched of Jelena Ostapenko with relative ease on Arthur Ashe

A flustered Cirstea’s backhand then landed wide to put her opponent up 5-0 and Muchova completed the bagel the next game.

After an animated conversation with her coach during the break between sets, Cirstea held to start the second and broke for 2-0 when her charge to the net caused Muchova to miss a passing shot.

But Muchova broke right back, and again for a 4-3 lead she would not relinquish as her net play, precise lobs and pinpoint serving carried the day.

Cirstea missed a swinging volley to set up match point, which Muchova converted with a forehand winner to end the contest in just over an hour and a half.

Cirstea fought back after being bageled in the first set, but it was not enough for the win

Cirstea fought back after being bageled in the first set, but it was not enough for the win

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Former Harry Potter actress Emma Watson was among a star-studded crowd at the US Open on Tuesday

Watson wore a VIP wristband and sat next to Anna Wintour

Former Harry Potter actress Emma Watson was among a star-studded crowd at the US Open

Next up for Muchova is Gauff, who was a 6-0 6-2 winner over Jelena Ostapenko earlier in the day. The Czech said she knows she will be up against both the 19-year-old American and the home crowd on Friday.

‘Obviously she’s an amazing player. She has the home crowd here,’ she said.

‘It’s going to be very tough but I want to enjoy this win and then I’ll try to put up a battle against Coco.’

(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

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