U.S. Open 2023: Zheng Qinwen’s Quarter-Final Loss and Alcaraz vs. Medvedev Semi-Final Showdown

2023-09-08 02:23:37

U.S. Open Comprehensive | Zheng Qinwen stops in women’s singles quarter-finals, Alcaraz and Medvedev meet in men’s singles semi-finals 2023-09-08 10:23:37.0 Source: Xinhuanet

The US Open ended on the 6th with a number of strong dialogues, and all the top four players in the men’s singles and women’s singles were released. China’s “Golden Flower” Zheng Qinwen lost 0:2 to No. 2 seed Sabalenka and missed the women’s singles semi-finals; the top seed and defending champion Alcaraz defeated Zverev in straight sets and joined forces with Medvedev Men’s singles semi-finals.

It is the first time for Zheng Qinwen to reach the quarter-finals of women’s singles in a Grand Slam tournament. The semi-final battle between her and Sabalenka was arranged on the US Open Center Court, which made her a little nervous at first. Under the impact of Sabalenka’s powerful serve, Zheng Qinwen found it very difficult to receive the serve and quickly lost the first set 1:6. In the second set, Zheng Qinwen recovered slightly and kept four serve games, but failed to force a break point from his opponent, and finally lost 4:6.

“The loss of this game made me think a lot. Next, I will strengthen my training to make up for the shortcomings, especially to increase the power of hitting the ball and improve the success rate of first serve.” Zheng Qinwen said after the game.

The winning Sabalenka will face former runner-up Keith in the semifinals, who swept the new Wimbledon champion Wandrosova 6:1, 6:4 that day.

In terms of men’s singles, Alcaraz, the top seed in the tournament, played quite strongly in the duel with German star Zverev that day. After a short period of adaptation in the first set, Alcaraz began to exert strength after 3:3, broke through three straight games with a guarantee, and took the lead with 6:3. In the second set, the defending champion became more and more courageous as he fought harder, taking advantage of the overall situation, and successfully broke serve twice, winning another victory with 6:2. In the third set, Zverev adjusted his state, and the two sides fought 4:4 in the first eight games, but in the crucial ninth game, Alcaraz broke serve again, and finally won 6:4.

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Alcaraz will face the No. 3 seed Medvedev in the semifinals. The latter defeated his Russian compatriot Rublev 6:4, 6:3, 6:4 on the same day to advance to the semifinals.

In addition, in the women’s doubles competition, Wang Xinyu of the Chinese team and Xie Shuwei of the Chinese Taipei team defeated the American team Gauff/Pegula 7:6 (3), 3:6, 6:4 and advanced to the women’s doubles semi-finals.

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