A tournament of teenage girls? “The new Serena” continues at the US Open without losing a set

The US Women’s Open clearly relishes its reputation as a teenage girl’s tournament, having given the world a final of two girls aged 35 a year ago.

Now, the American young star Corey Goff is headed to the match for the trophy, who is also pointed to as the successor of Serena Williams, at least as a top player in the USA, and why not in the world. The similarities aren’t just visual.

And what more symbolic place for Coco, as she’s called, to burst onto the scene in full force than at 40-year-old Serena’s last US Open?

The 18-year-old Goff defeated China’s Zhen Shuei 7:5, 7:5 in front of the enthusiastic stands of “Arthur Ashe”, who seemed to have their new favorite. This is Goff’s first quarterfinal at this tournament, and the next hurdle is a very tough one – France’s Caroline Garcia, who enters the meeting with a 12-match winning streak.

The world No. 17 won 6:4, 6:1 against the American Alison Riske, and before that she eliminated the former New York champion Bianca Andreescu. Garcia is also the champion of the Cincinnati 1000 tournament, the last one before the one at Flushing Meadows.

Early this morning, Onz Zhabur sent Veronika Kudermetova home with 7:6, 6:4, and in the quarterfinals Ayla Tomljanovic is waiting for her, who dealt with Lyudmila Samsonova – 7:6, 6:1.

The Australian Tomljanovic received a particularly warm welcome and support from the crowd in New York after she made history with her victory over Serena Williams in the last round, which turned out to be the last match for the legend.

Obviously, Ayla will have the support of the Americans in the next matches of the tournament.

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