Ranked Pliskova races into US Open quarter-finals

Ranked Pliskova races into US Open quarter-finals”

Pliskova is the second No. 1 player that Vandeweghe has taken down this year after her victory over Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open.

There were eight players in contention for top spot heading into the tournament, with Simona Halep, Johanna Konta, Venus Williams, Elina Svitolina, Caroline Wozniacki and Svetlana Kuznetsova also in the hunt.

The current number one had final points to defend this tournament after finishing runner-up past year, and Pliskova would have had to repeat that result if she is to keep her ranking.

But Vandeweghe can pull away with her powerful groundstrokes every time the Czech posed a threat.

It was Safarova who got off to the best start in the tiebreak, securing a mini-break in the opening point, though quickly lost it as Vandeweghe began to sense victory.

Vandeweghe capitalised on a poor service game from Pliskova with a fizzing forehand return to break for 2-1, but her early calm ended abruptly in game eight.

However, the Czech failed to capitalize and was immediately broken back, with Vandeweghe becoming extremely solid on serve, though herself held from 15-30 to stay in the match and eventually forced a tiebreak two games later.

The Spaniard fell in the fourth round to Petra Kvitova but after a fine summer of results - including her maiden Wimbledon title - she has now risen to the top of the rankings for the first time.

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Karolina Pliskova and Coco Vandeweghe meet in the quarterfinals of the 2017 US Open. Soon, she had to serve for the match and the pressure was ramped up. She saved a break point in the final game and won on her second match point, when Pliskova hit a forehand into the net.

"I felt like she was playing pretty well today". Vandweghe has made it this far after seeing off some tough opponents, but Pliskova, with her crisp groundstrokes, imposing frame and booming serves, represents a major step-up in class.

As of now, there is a chance of an all American final.

Vandeweghe's victory means that the US Open will have an all-American semi-final line-up in NY for the first time since 1981 if Madison Keys defeats Estonia's Kaia Kanepi later Wednesday. It is a great tournament for American tennis, especially with Serena Williams absent.

Muguruza, meanwhile, will become the second Spanish number one since the computerised rankings were introduced in 1975.

"I think she was a little bit nervous", Pliskova said of the 22-year-old Brady during an on-court interview following the match.

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