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Svitolina vs Konta US Open Preview, Predictions and Live Stream: First time quarter-finalists, Svitolina and Konta battle ...

One of Elina Svitolina or Johanna Konta will reach the semi-finals of the US Open for the first time in their careers as they meet at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian, who won the WTA Finals last year, has had a difficult season, particularly with a knee injury bothering her through the first half of the of the year, but she has been playing some of her best tennis in New York this week, beating Americans, Whitney Osuigwe and Venus Williams, racing past dangerous compatriot, Dayana Yastremska for the loss of just two games, and ousting former finalist, Madison Keys, 7-5 6-4 in the fourth round.

However, she found form and fitness at Wimbledon, making a surprise semi-final, and is on the verge of repeating that feat in New York, with Johanna Konta the only obstacle in her way.

She encountered a much more difficult challenge in her Round of 16 tie with Karolina Pliskova, but she endured a topsy-turvy contest before emerging with her second win in eight attempts against the 2016 finalist.

Pliskova rode on that momentum and opened up a 3-1 lead in the second set, but Konta roared back to take the next five games, pushing the match into a decider.

Konta had done virtually nothing on clay for much of her career, but she found her feet on the dirt this year, reaching finals in Rabat and Rome, and making the semi-finals at Roland Garros- a string of results which launched her back into the top 20.


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