Jennifer Brady created a fearless brand of tennis to topple 2016 champion Angelique Kerber six-one six-four and attain the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the 1st time at the U.S. Open on Sunday.
Brady appeared firmly in handle from the commence, opening the campaign with an ace and utilising her monster forehand to break down Kerber’s defence.
A double fault followed by two mistakes from Kerber handed Brady a break for a two-one lead, with the American at some point closing out the set in 22 minutes.
A health care timeout to get her left thigh taped midway via the 2nd set failed to distract Brady as she fended off two break factors to hold her serve for a five-three lead.
She sealed the win with a impressive serve that Kerber returned prolonged.
“(Kerber is) a excellent player, she can make you battle for each and every level,” mentioned the 25-12 months-outdated Brady, who clinched her 1st WTA title final month.
“I came out, I knew what I desired to do and I’m very proud of myself.”