US Open 2023 Semifinals Highlights: Sabalenka, Gauff set up summit clash

Read Sportstar’s highlights of the US Open 2023 women’s singles semifinals in which Coco Gauff beat Karolina Muchova while Aryna Sabalenka defeated Madison Keys.

Updated : Sep 08, 2023 10:41 IST

Aryna Sabalenka (left) faces Madison Keys (right) in the US Open semifinal.
Aryna Sabalenka (left) faces Madison Keys (right) in the US Open semifinal. | Photo Credit: REUTERS
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Aryna Sabalenka (left) faces Madison Keys (right) in the US Open semifinal. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the US Open 2023 women’s singles semifinals in which Coco Gauff beat Karolina Muchova while Aryna Sabalenka defeated Madison Keys. This was Nihit Sachdeva taking you through the action as it unfolded on Arthur Ashes Stadium in New York.

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  • September 08, 2023 10:38
    FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

    US Open 2023, Day 12 Order of Play: Djokovic vs Shelton, Alcaraz takes on Medvedev in semifinals

    US Open 2023, September 8 schedule: Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz will be in action in the men’s semifinals on the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Friday.

  • September 08, 2023 10:38
    FINAL IS SET

    Aryna Sabalenka, who will be the new World No. 1 on Monday, is set to take on American teenager Coco Gauff in Saturday’s final at this year’s US Open final

  • September 08, 2023 10:17
    MATCH TIEBREAKER: Sabalenka beats Keys 0-6, 7-6(1), 7-6(5)

    Sabalenka draws the error from Keys after a slow second serve from the American to get the mini-break. Wide serve into the ad court from Sabalenka and Keys sends the backhand return long - 2-0. Keys nets a backhand return and it is a 3-0 lead for the second seed.

    Sabalenka moves to 4-0 with a forehand winner.

    Keys finally opens her account with a forehand winner down the line but Sabalenka is ahead 4-1.

    Slow second serve from Sabalenka, Keys hits a powerful inside-out forehand return to cut the deficit - 2-4. Sabalenka moves 5-2 up with a forehand winner in the deuce court as Keys desperately tries to keep the ball in play.

    Keys comes up with a gorgeous backhand winner down the line and is back within two points of the second seed who now leads 5-3. Sabalenka with a crosscourt forehand winner to go 6-3 up. Trouble for Keys.

    Sabalenka makes it 7-3 as Keys nets the forehand return on the run. Stunning pickup by Sabalenka after Keys hit a powerful forehand return on her serve and the American eventually sends a backhand lob wide - 8-3.

    Great athleticism from Sabalenka at this stage to rush to the net and hit a crosscourt winner in response to a drop shot from Keys. Six match points. First one goes away as Sabalenka makes a mess of the forehand return.

    Now, Sabalenka serves. Body serve from the second seed but Keys hits the backhand return right at her feet to draw the error - 9-5.

    Wide serve into the deuce court from Sabalenka and Keys hits the crosscourt forehand return just long. Aryna Sabalenka is through to her maiden US Open final!!!!

  • September 08, 2023 10:13
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka* 6-6 Keys

    Sabalenka serving to stay in the match yet again. Keys nets a backhand return in the first rally - 15-0.

    A wide ace on the second serve from Sabalenka to go 40-0 up. And another ace to close the game. Onto the match tiebreaker!

  • September 08, 2023 10:10
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka 5-6 Keys*

    Crosscourt forehand winner from Keys to start this service game. Serve down the T, Sabalenka sends the forehand return long - 30-0 to the American. Slow and wide serve from Keys, Sabalenks nets the forehand return - 40-0.

    Keys holds!

  • September 08, 2023 10:08
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka* 5-5 Keys

    Sabalenka serving to stay in the match. Wins the opening point but nets a forehand crosscourt on a loopy return from Keys - 15-all.

    Big forehand winner from Sabalenka to move 30-15 up.

    Wide serve into the ad court followed by a big forehand in the deuce court from the second seed to go 40-15 up.

    Sabalenka closes the game easily.

  • September 08, 2023 10:03
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka 4-5 Keys*

    A T ace from Keys - 15-all. Sabalenka nets a crosscourt forehand return - 30-15 to Keys. Forehand netted, this time from Keys - 30-all.

    Wide serve from Keys, Sabalenka hits the forehand return just long. Another forehand return from Sabalenka goes long and Keys holds serve.

  • September 08, 2023 09:55
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka* 4-4 Keys

    Sabalenka starts with a double fault. Keys draws a forehand error from Sabalenka to go 30-15. Keys does great to make Sabalenka run from one corner to the other but her final shot, a drop, lands wide - 30-all.

    Sabalenka hits an inside-out forehand wide and Keys has a break point opportunity at 40-30. Sabalenka takes it to deuce with a backhand winner down the line.

    Another chance for Keys to break as Sabalenka gets to the volley but the lob she hits lands long. Sabalenka saves it yet again!

    Deuce game goes on. And now, chance for Sabalenka to hold serve as Keys nets a forehand. Keys hits a backhand wide and Sabalenka does hold serve.

  • September 08, 2023 09:52
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka 3-4 Keys*

    Keys serving to consolidate the break.

    Sabalenka hits a strong inside-out forehand return to draw the backhand error from Keys - 15-all. Keys nets a backhand shot and Sabalenka is up 30-15.

    Another powerful inside-out forehand shot from Sabalenka on a short ball provided by Keys - 40-15. Two break points. And she only needs one as Keys nets a backhand.

  • September 08, 2023 09:47
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka* 2-4 Keys

    Pressure on Sabalenka now as she nets one forehand and sends another long to go 0-30 down on her serve. Double fault from the Belarusian gives Keys three chances to break.

    Sabalenka saves first with a T ace.

    But Keys draws a heavy forehand from Sabalenka in the next rally to break!

  • September 08, 2023 09:43
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka 2-3 Keys*

    Aryna Sabalenka reacts quickly to hit a forehand volley in response to a forehand shot from Keys heading towards her face - 0-15.

    Great defending from Keys to make Sabalenka play one more shot and the Belarusian ends up hitting the overhead smash long - 30-15 to Keys.

    Keys with an easy hold now.

  • September 08, 2023 09:40
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka* 2-2 Keys

    Sabalenka not missing many first serves now. Up 30-0 quickly. Make that 40-0 as she draws a heavy backhand return from Keys.

    Forehand slice return from Keys and Sabalenka makes an unforced error.

    Sabalenka holds easily.

  • September 08, 2023 09:38
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka 1-2 Keys*

    Keys hits a gorgeous drop shot to go 40-15 up on her serve and Sabalenka appreciates the genius.

    Keys closes the game with a backhand winner down the line.

  • September 08, 2023 09:35
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka* 1-1 Keys

    Some really big serving from Sabalenka now. She has found her rhythm. Up 40-0 in no time.

    Chip return from Keys and Sabalenka hits a forehand long - 40-15. Another forehand from Sabalenka goes long and it is 40-30 now.

    Sabalenka closes the game.

  • September 08, 2023 09:30
    THIRD SET: Sabalenka 0-1 Keys*

    Keys not moving as well as she had been before.

    Sabalenka has a chance to break the American at 40-30. Keys netting some routine inside-out forehand shots she had been making all along in this match.

    Sabalenka slightly overcooks a backhand return - deuce. Big first serve down the T from Keys followed by an easy backhand winner down the line. Sabalenka nets a backhand return.

    Keys holds.

  • September 08, 2023 09:23
    MEDICAL TIMEOUT - KEYS

    Keys has asked for a medical timeout as she seems to have some issue with her thigh. The American is back on court after some strapping on her left thigh.

  • September 08, 2023 09:16
    SECOND SET TIEBREAKER: Sabalenka 7-1 Keys

    Big first serve from Sabalenka to win the opening point. Sabalenka nets the inside-out forehand return on a slow second serve from Keys - 1-all. Mini-break advantage for Sabalenka after Keys commits a double fault - 2-1.

    Sabalenka moves up 3-1 as Keys messes up a volley she usually does not miss. Make that 4-1 courtesy another big serve from Sabalenka.

    Keys hits an inside-out forehand wide and Sabalenka leads 5-1. Keys nets a crosscourt backhand and Sabalenka has five more set points!

    She only needs one as she hits a body serve and Keys nets the return.

  • September 08, 2023 09:13
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka 6-6 Keys*

    Keys now serving to stay in the set. The American nets a backhand and it is 15-all.

    Madison Keys hits a backhand wide and a nets a forehand. Two set points for Sabalenka at 40-15. Amazing turnaround from the second seed.

    Keys saves one with an ace. And another with a wide ace which draws a heavy backhand return from Sabalenka - deuce. Great first serve yet again from Keys and she has a chance to take this set to a tiebreaker.

    Madison Keys holds serve. Onto the tiebreaker we go!

  • September 08, 2023 09:09
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka* 6-5 Keys

    Body serve from Sabalenka, Keys nets the backhand return - 15-0. Sabalenka follows it up with an ace, her sixth of the match, to go 30-0 up.

    This time, Keys nets the forehand crosscourt return.

    Love hold for Sabalenka and she is now ahead in this set!

  • September 08, 2023 09:07
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka 5-5 Keys*

    Madison Keys serving for a place in the US Open final. And she is in trouble as she goes down 0-30. Sabalenka still fighting.

    Double fault from Keys and Sabalenka has three break points!

    Keys nets a forehand and Sabalenka breaks back!

  • September 08, 2023 09:02
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka* 4-5 Keys

    Sabalenka serving to stay in the match. Nets a backhand shot and trails 0-15. Sabalenka comes up with a crosscourt forehand winner but not before some solid defending from Keys - 15-all.

    Sabalenka up 40-15 as Keys nets a backhand return.

    Big serve down the T followed by a backhand winner down the line - Sabalenka holds.

  • September 08, 2023 08:59
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka 3-5 Keys*

    Body serve from Keys followed by a forehand winner in the ad court - 15-0 to the American. Stunning crosscourt forehand shot from Keys to make the volley impossible for Sabalenka - 30-0.

    Keys nets a simple backhand volley - 40-15. Still, two more chances to close the game. And she does it with a big serve down the T to draw a heavy return from Sabalenka.

  • September 08, 2023 08:56
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka* 3-4 Keys

    Sabalenka races to a 40-0 lead. Love hold for the Belarusian. But she needs to break Keys again.

  • September 08, 2023 08:50
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka 2-4 Keys*

    Sabalenka comes up with a forehand winner down the line. However, she nets a backhand in the next rally - 15-all.

    Another powerful forehand return down the line from Sabalenka - 30-15 up on Keys’ serve. The Belarusian commits two more errors and Keys is now up 40-30.

    Keys nets a backhand - deuce.

    Two forehand errors from Sabalenka and Keys consolidates the break!

  • September 08, 2023 08:46
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka* 2-3 Keys

    Keys wins a 16-shot rally with a crosscourt forehand shot. And she goes 30-0 up on Sabalenka’s serve with a backhand down the line which Sabalenka is unable to return.

    Body serve from Sabalenka works well this time - 15-30.

    Sabalenka nets a crosscourt forehand and Keys has two break point opportunities - 15-40.

    Wide serve into the deuce court from Sabalenka and Keys comes up with a forehand return winner down the line. Keys breaks again!

  • September 08, 2023 08:40
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka 2-2 Keys*

    Sabalenka comes up with a couple of winners to go 30-15 up on the Keys serve. And she has a chance now as Keys hits a backhand down the line long - 40-15 to Sabalenka.

    First chance goes away as Sabalenka sends a backhand return long - 40-30. Keys saves the other with an inside-out forehand winner - deuce.

    A third chance for Sabalenka as Keys hits a forehand just wide. Sabalenka is standing a little more further behind the baseline.

    Sabalenka breaks back as Keys hits a backhand long.

  • September 08, 2023 08:34
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka* 1-2 Keys

    Body serve from Sabalenka and Keys nets the backhand return - 30-15. Wide serve into the ad court, Keys goes for the backhand winner down the line but only finds the net - 40-15.

    A netted forehand and a backhand sent long - Sabalenka continues to falter and it is now a deuce game.

    Keys engages in a crosscourt forehand exchange before hitting one down the line to earn a break point.

    Keys hits a crosscourt backhand return right at Sabalenka followed a wide serve into the ad court and the second seed ends up hitting the forehand long. Keys breaks again!

  • September 08, 2023 08:32
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka 1-1 Keys*

    Sabalenka wins the opening point on the American’s serve with a forehand winner down the line. However, Keys wins the next three points to take 40-15 lead.

    Keys, with a chance to wrap the game up, hits a forehand down the line long. No problem though as she closes it soon.

  • September 08, 2023 08:29
    SECOND SET: Sabalenka* 1-0 Keys

    Sabalenka to serve first after being bagelled in the opening set. Begins with a second serve ace - 15-0. Follows it up with a T ace - 30-0. Love hold for Sabalenka.

  • September 08, 2023 08:22
    FIRST SET: Sabalenka 0-6 Keys*

    Keys serving for the set. Begins by netting a backhand but follows it up by winning the next point with a forehand crosscourt volley - 15-all.

    Wide serve into the ad court followed by forehand winner in the same corner - Keys up 40-15 and two set points.

    Body serve from Keys, Sabalenka hits the backhand return down the line and Keys nets the backhand in response - 40-30.

    Sabalenka overhits the backhand return on Keys second serve and that’s it for the opening set!

    Keys leads 6-0!

  • September 08, 2023 08:18
    FIRST SET: Sabalenka* 0-5 Keys

    Keys is just timing the ball so nicely right now. Another forehand return down the line winner - 0-15.

    Keys’ forehand is on fire tonight! Another winner down the line and she is up 30-15. Sabalenka nets a backhand slice and Keys is up 40-15. This is simply sensational tennis from the American.

    Sabalenka hits the drop shot wide and Keys is up by a triple break!

  • September 08, 2023 08:11
    FIRST SET: Sabalenka 0-4 Keys*

    Double fault from Keys - 15-all. Sabalenka gets the short ball and blasts a big forehand return into the deuce corner - 15-30. Sabalenka goes up 40-15 and gets two chance to break Keys back.

    First chance goes away as Sabalenka hits a crosscourt forehand wide. And so does the second as she nets a backhand return on a slow second serve from Keys - deuce. Another backhand from Sabalenka finds the net. Advantage Keys.

    Sabalenka brings it back to deuce after drawing a backhand error from Keys.

    Forehand return from Sabalenka goes long and Keys has one more chance to close the game. Drop shot from Keys, Sabalenka reads it and hits the forehand return crosscourt before Keys hits a forehand long - deuce again.

    Yet again, Sabalenka overhits a forehand and Keys has a third game point. Sabalenka nets a crosscourt forehand return. Keys holds!

  • September 08, 2023 08:05
    FIRST SET: Sabalenka* 0-3 Keys

    Sabalenka races to a 40-0 lead. Slower second serve from Sabalenka and Keys hits a deep backhand return down the line to win the point - 40-15. Excellent point construction from Keys before finishing it with a forehand volley - 40-30.

    Another scintillating backhand return winner from Keys on a wide serve from Sabalenka - deuce. Double fault from Sabalenka and Keys has a chance to go up by a double break.

    And she does get it as Sabalenka hits the inside-out forehand wide.

  • September 08, 2023 08:00
    FIRST SET: Sabalenka 0-2 Keys*

    Wide serve from Keys but Sabalenka hits the forehand return right at her to draw the error. Keys blasts a forehand winner down the line to make it 15-all.

    Sabalenka overhits a backhand return. But so does Keys in the next rally - 30-all.

    Keys is matching Sabalenka for power - another clean forehand winner down the line. Sabalenka nets a backhand slice and Keys consolidates the break.

  • September 08, 2023 07:53
    FIRST SET: Sabalenka* 0-1 Keys

    Sabalenka to serve first. Big serve down the T from Sabalenka and Keys hits a stunning forehand return winner down the line - 15-all. Aggressive start from Keys as she moves to 30-15 with a volley into the deuce court after forcing Sabalenka wide in the other corner.

    Another scorching forehand shot, inside-out, from Keys to go 40-15 up and earn two break points!

    Sabalenka hits a wide ace into the deuce court on her second serve - 30-40. And she saves the second break point as Keys nets a backhand return - deuce.

    But here comes another chance for Keys as Sabalenka hits a backhand long. And she does not need to do anything this time as the second seed commits a double fault.

  • September 08, 2023 07:48
    Time for live action

    Madison Keys and Aryna Sabalenka have stepped on the court for the second semifinal. Sabalenka leads the head-to-head record 2-1. The duo recently met in the Wimbledon quarterfinals where Sabalenka won in straight sets.

  • September 08, 2023 07:40
    Will there be an all-American final?

    The possibility of an all-American final remains after Coco Gauff, the first local teenager since Serena Williams in 2001, reaches the summit clash in New York.

    Will Madison Keys be able to beat second seed Aryna Sabalenka and join Gauff in the final? Second second semifinal coming up shortly!

  • September 08, 2023 07:17
    SECOND SET: Gauff beats Muchova 6-4, 7-5 to reach maiden US Open final

    Muchova, serving to stay in the semifinal, begins with a double fault.

    Gauff rushes to the net and almost wins the point but her crosscout forehand volley hits the tape and stays on her side - 15-all. Powerful and deep forehand from Gauff to win the next point - 15-30.

    Muchova sends a forehand long and Gauff, has two more match points at 40-15.

    Wide serve into the deuce court followed by a forehand winner in the ad court - Muchova saves another match point.

    Gauff had the short ball to hit after forcing Muchova back but the American ends up hitting the forehand wide - deuce.

    Muchova nets a crosscourt backhand in a long-ish rally and here comes fourth match point for Gauff.

    And it vanishes as Gauff hits a crosscourt forehand wide again. Nerves.

    Match Point No. 5 for Gauff as Muchova hits a crosscourt backhand long.

    Big T serve from Muchova followed by a forehand volley winner to keep herself in the match - deuce again.

    Potential contender for the point of the year - a 40-shot rally and it is Gauff who comes out on top with a forehand winner to earn Match Point No. 6.

    And this time she gets it as Muchova hits a backhand long!!!!! Coco Gauff is through to her first-ever US Open final!

  • September 08, 2023 07:13
    SECOND SET: Gauff* 6-5 Muchova

    Gauff hits an excellent backhand winner down the line - 15-all. Muchova sets the point nicely by forcing Gauff into one corner but ends up hitting the volley wide in the other corner - 30-15.

    Gauff closes the game and Muchova will serve to stay in the match.

  • September 08, 2023 07:09
    SECOND SET: Gauff 5-5 Muchova*

    Muchova serving to make it 5-5. She was in a similar position in the first set and ended up playing a loose game.

    Starts this one with a brilliant get to send the volley into the open court. Gauff hits a crosscourt backhand long - 30-0.

    Exhibition tennis from both players! Muchova keeps the ball in play with a no-look defensive lob after Gauff hits a log. Gauff tracks back and makes the forehand return. Muchova rushes to the net to make the volley but Gauff wins the point with a crosscourt forehand - 30-15.

    Muchova does manage to close the game.

  • September 08, 2023 07:00
    SECOND SET: Gauff* 5-4 Muchova (match point saved)

    Muchova hits a forehand return long and Gauff is up 15-0. Three points away from a place in the final. Another forehand from Muchova goes long and Gauff is up 30-0.

    Double fault from Gauff - 30-15. Muchova makes it 30-all with a sublime forehand pass down the line.

    Gauff has a match point after a perfectly executed combination of wide serve and drop shot - 40-30. However, Muchova manages to make a deep return and wins the point with a crosscourt volley - deuce.

    Muchova keeps testing the Gauff forehand and eventually, one does go long - chance for Muchova to break.

    Back to deuce as Muchova nets a backhand slice. Could be a big mistake.

    Gauff rushes to the net early in the rally and Muchova draws a heavy volley from the American to earn another chance to break.

    And another forehand from Gauff goes long. Muchova breaks back!

  • September 08, 2023 06:53
    SECOND SET: Gauff 5-3 Muchova*

    Muchova nets a backhand down the line - 0-15. Is this where Gauff makes her move? Loose backhand return from the American finds the net - 15-all.

    Muchova, somehow, manages to hit the simplest of the overhead smashes wide and goes 15-30 down.

    Yet another unforced error from the Coco Gauff forehand and it is 30-all.

    A 21-shot rally ends with Gauff overhitting a backhand return and Muchova has a chance to close the game at 40-30. However, the Czech player commits a double fault - deuce.

    Muchova tries to close the net but Gauff draws a weak volley from her and hits a forehand pass to earn a chance to break. And she does break as Muchova nets a crosscourt backhand.

    Coco Gauff will serve for a place in the US Open final!

  • September 08, 2023 06:50
    SECOND SET: Gauff* 4-3 Muchova

    Muchova does all the hardwork with a defensive lob to keep the ball in play but then, rushes to the net to hit a backhand winner down the line and it lands just long - 15-0. Gauff moves up 30-0 after Muchova overhits a forehand on the run.

    Gauff closes the game with an ace wide into the deuce court.

  • September 08, 2023 06:45
    SECOND SET: Gauff 3-3 Muchova*

    Muchova storms to a 40-0 lead. Her first serve percentage is improving significantly.

    A failed drop shot and a forehand going just long - Muchova wastes two chances to close the game. However, she manages to do it on the third time of asking.

    On serve in this set for now.

  • September 08, 2023 06:44
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  • September 08, 2023 06:41
    SECOND SET: Gauff* 3-2 Muchova

    Gauff with another unforced error on the forehand - 0-15. Double fault from the American makes it 30-all.

    Muchova hits a crosscourt forehand return wide and Gauff holds serve to stay ahead.

  • September 08, 2023 06:36
    SECOND SET: Gauff 2-2 Muchova*

    Muchova races to a 30-0 lead before netting a backhand shot. Forehand from Muchova lands beyond the baseline and it is 30-all. Chance for Gauff. Muchova nets a simple forehand and Gauff has a break point.

    Probably the longest rally of the match, Gauff charges to the net to put pressure on Muchova but Muchova finds a way out with a lob - deuce.

    Gauff overhits a forehand and Muchova has a chance to close the game. Big T serve from the Czech and Gauff hits the backhand return long.

  • September 08, 2023 06:32
    SECOND SET: Gauff* 2-1 Muchova

    Gauff serves. The teenager seemed to be in full command of the semifinal until that interruption.

    And it does not look like that affected her that much. Love hold for the American!

  • September 08, 2023 06:27
    SECOND SET: Gauff 1-1 Muchova*

    Muchova serves. And moves up 40-0. This should give her some confidence.

    But Gauff says, “Not yet!” as she makes it 40-30 with a glorious backhand pass down the line.

    Gauff nets a forehand crosscourt return and Muchova holds serve.

  • September 08, 2023 06:20
    And we’re back after nearly 45 minutes!

    Coco Gauff is back on the court. And so is Muchova. NYPD seems to have finally taken those protestors out of the Stadium.

  • September 08, 2023 06:14
    Latest update from the organisers
  • September 08, 2023 05:58
    Here's what we know so far

    US Open 2023: Climate change activists interrupt Gauff vs Muchova semifinal

    The first women’s singles semifinal between home favourite Coco Gauff and Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova at the ongoing US Open was interrupted by anti-fossil fuel activists during the second set on Thursday.

  • September 08, 2023 05:39
    BRIEF INTERRUPTION - Anti-fossil fuel activists chant “End fossil fuels”

    Play has been interrupted as a group of people can be heard chanting something. The chair umpire requests the crowd to be quiet as Muchova is about to serve but it is of no use at this point. Both players are forced to return to their seats till the situation is sorted.

    Meanwhile, the physio has been called on court for Muchova.

    It has been 10 minutes now and it does not look like the organisers have been able to solve the problem.

    Muchova has decided to head to the locker room while Brad Gilbert tells Gauff to stay on the court. And now the American teenager too leaves the court.

  • September 08, 2023 05:32
    SECOND SET: Gauff* 1-0 Muchova

    The American will serve first in the second set. Begins with a body serve and draws the backhand error from Muchova - 15-0.

    Muchova constructs the point nicely but ends up hitting a sliced forehand long - 30-15.

    Muchova hits a great forehand winner down the line but at 40-30, Gauff has another chance to close the game. Muchova overhits a routine backhand down the line and Gauff holds.

  • September 08, 2023 05:29
    FIRST SET: Gauff 6-4 Muchova*

    Well, well, well. A backhand gone into the net, a fumbled backhand volley and a forehand finding the net - Muchova is down 0-40 on her serve and Gauff has three set points!

    Muchova nets a backhand shot and Gauff wins the first set 6-4!

  • September 08, 2023 05:21
    FIRST SET: Gauff* 5-4 Muchova

    Gauff serving for the set again. Muchova hits an inside-out forehand just wide - 15-0. Muchova hits one solid forehand down the line after another, Gauff keeps defending, Muchova goes for the drop shot, Gauff hits a crosscourt forehand return, Muchova hits a forehand chip return past her, Gauff tracks back but nets the backhand. Wow! It is 15-all.

    Forehand volley from Muchova to go 40-15 as Gauff thinks her opponent will go the other way - 15-40.

    Another forehand from Gauff finds the net and Muchova breaks her yet again!!!

    From 1-5 down, Muchova breaks Gauff twice to make it 4-5.

    At one point, Muchova had nine unforced errors and Gauff had just three but now it is 14-12. Gauff’s level has certainly dipped a bit.

  • September 08, 2023 05:18
    FIRST SET: Gauff 5-3 Muchova*

    Muchova serving to stay in the set. Up 30-15. The Czech player is not completely out of this just yet.

    Another unforced forehand error from Gauff. Muchova up 40-15. Gauff mishits another forehand and Muchova holds.

  • September 08, 2023 05:12
    FIRST SET: Gauff* 5-2 Muchova

    Gauff shows her athleticism as Muchova thinks she has won the point with a backhand crosscourt volley but Gauff gets there in time to hit a backhand pass down the line - 15-0.

    Two unforced errors from Gauff and she is down 15-30. Muchova seems to be striking the ball better now but it may have come a bit too late. Another forehand error from Gauff and Muchova has two break points at 15-40.

    Body serve from Gauff, Muchova makes the backhand return down the line and Gauff hits the backhand crosscourt wide. Muchova breaks!

  • September 08, 2023 05:08
    FIRST SET: Gauff 5-1 Muchova*

    Solid defending from Gauff and Muchova overcooks one crosscourt forehand - 0-15. Muchova goes for the drop shot but the ball does not cross the net - 0-30. Nothing has gone right for the 10th seed so far.

    Errors keep coming from Muchova’s racquet - nets a backhand to go 15-40 down and faces two break points.

    Wide serve from Muchova, Gauff sends the forehand return in the middle and Muchova hits the forehand long.

    Gauff up by a double break!

  • September 08, 2023 05:04
    FIRST SET: Gauff* 4-1 Muchova

    Slower second serve from the American, Muchova tries to attack but ends up hitting the crosscourt forehand return well wide. Another second serve, Muchova fails to capitalise yet again as this time, she nets the forehand return - 30-0.

    The forehand is simply not working for Muchova today - another one finds the net and Gauff is up 40-0. Lovely variation from Gauff as she brings in the drop shot and Muchova is not quick enough to keep the ball in play.

  • September 08, 2023 05:00
    FIRST SET: Gauff 3-1 Muchova*

    Wide serve into the deuce court from Muchova, Gauff manages to make the return and the Czech player ends up hitting a forehand wide in the other half - 0-15.

    A bit of mishit from the Gauff forehand - 15-all. Crosscourt forehand return from Gauff just lands wide - 30-15.

    Superb wide serve into the ad court from Muchova to go 40-15 up.

    Wide serve into the deuce court followed by a backhand but that one finds the net for Muchova and it is 40-30.

    A T ace from Muchova and she opens her account.

  • September 08, 2023 04:55
    FIRST SET: Gauff* 3-0 Muchova

    A bit of luck goes Muchova’s way as she hits a forehand down the line which clips the net and the ball drops dead on Gauff’s side. Gauff nets a forehand return and she is down 0-30.

    Another unforced error via Muchova’s backhand - 15-30. Gauff forces Muchova to hit a pass by closing the net and the Czech player sends a backhand wide - 30-all.

    Muchova nets another backhand slice, something which is usually her strength - 40-30 to Gauff.

    Gauff consolidates the break!

  • September 08, 2023 04:49
    FIRST SET: Gauff 2-0 Muchova*

    Wide serve from Muchova, Gauff goes big with her forehand return and the ball flies past the baseline - 15-0. Muchova tries to close the net after a wide serve in the deuce court but Gauff sends a dipping forehand return down the line and the resulting crosscourt drop volley from Muchova goes wide - 15-30.

    Loose forehand return from Gauff finds the net after Muchova serves one down the T - 30-all.

    Yet again, Muchova decides to close the net only to see Gauff hit a lob - 30-40.

    Gauff breaks Muchova as the Czech player nets a backhand slice.

  • September 08, 2023 04:46
    FIRST SET: Gauff* 1-0 Muchova

    A scintillating start to the match - a 15-shot rally finishing with a backhand winner down the line from Gauff - 15-0. Two unforced errors on the backhand from Muchova - one finding the net and another flying wide - 40-0 to Gauff. Perfect start for Gauff as she closes the game with a simple lob over Muchova who was at the net.

  • September 08, 2023 04:38
    Here we go!

    Karolina Muchova enters the court first followed by home favourite Coco Gauff. Muchova has chosen to receive first.

  • September 08, 2023 04:31
    Time for live action

    Arthur Ashe Stadium is ready. The first semifinal between home favourite Coco Gauff and this year’s French Open runner-up Karolina Muchova is about to begin!

  • September 08, 2023 04:24
    ICYMI

    Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden reach US Open men’s doubles final

    Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden defeated French duo of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6(3), 6-2 to reach the men’s doubles final of the US Open in New York on Thursday.

  • September 08, 2023 04:16
    Muchova when asked about facing Gauff

    “She’s very athletic. She never gives up. Runs for every ball. Doesn’t do many mistakes. She has all the strokes.”

  • September 08, 2023 04:07
    Gauff eyes history

    Coco Gauff is looking to become only the fourth American teenager after Pam Shriver, Serena Williams and Venus Williams to reach the women’s singles final at US Open in the Open era.

  • September 08, 2023 04:01
    Muchova looks to follow Pliskova

    If Muchova beats Gauff tonight, she will be only the second Czech woman since 2000 to reach the US Open final after Karolina Pliskova in 2016.

  • September 08, 2023 03:56
    The players are here!
  • September 08, 2023 03:54
    Muchova’s run to the semifinals

    Quarterfinals: 6-0, 6-3 against Sorana Cirstea (Romania)

    Fourth Round: 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 against Xinyu Wang (China)

    Third Round: 7-6(0), 6-3 against Taylor Townsend (USA)

    Second Round: 6-3, 6-3 against Magdalena Frech (Poland)

    First Round: 6-4, 6-0 against Storm Hunter (Australia)

  • September 08, 2023 03:49
    Gauff’s run to the semis

    Quarterfinal: 6-0, 6-2 against Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)

    Fourth Round: 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 against Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)

    Third Round: 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 against Elise Mertens (Belgium

    Second Round: 6-3, 6-2 against Mirra Andreeva (Russia)

    First Round: 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 against Laura Siegemund (Germany)

  • September 08, 2023 03:45
    Gauff vs Muchova Head-to-head Record

    Gauff and Muchova have met only once - in this year’s Cincinnati Masters final where Gauff triumphed 6-3, 6-4

  • September 08, 2023 03:37
    Where to watch US Open in India?

    Live telecast of US Open in India is available on the Sony Sports Network while live streaming can be followed on the Sony Liv app and website.

  • September 08, 2023 03:32
    US Open 2023 women’s singles semifinals lineup and schedule

    Semifinal 1: [6] Coco Gauff (USA) vs [10] Karolina Muchova (CZE) - 4:30AM IST

    Followed by

    Semifinal 2: [2] Aryna Sabalenka vs [17] Madison Keys (USA)

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