|US Open 2019|
|Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug – eight Sep|
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Johanna Konta believes enjoying on Arthur Ashe Stadium can encourage her to overcome 5th seed Elina Svitolina and achieve the USA Open semi-finals.
The British 16th seed meets Ukrainian Svitolina at the international’s greatest tennis courtroom at 17:00 BST on Tuesday.
Konta, 28, has reached the quarter-finals in 3 successive majors.
“I am fortunate to have performed on all of the Grand Slam centre courts and it’s any other alternative to play on one,” she stated.
“Ashe is a large courtroom, this can be a bit sooner than the opposite courts and I am actually taking a look ahead to it.
“This is a super success and I am taking a look ahead to seeking to move one, two, 3 steps additional.”
If Konta wins, she may face 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams within the semi-finals.
American Williams takes on Chinese language 18th seed Wang Qiang within the first evening consultation fit on Ashe at 00:00.
Konta had by no means long gone past the fourth spherical at Flushing Meadows, however dug deep to overcome Czech 3rd seed Karolina Pliskova and achieve the remaining 8 right here for the primary time.
She has now reached no less than the quarter-final level in all 4 Grand Slams, despite the fact that she has but to transform such a runs into a last look.
Seven-time main winner John McEnroe stated right through her win over Pliskova he believed she had the facility to head all of the method in New York.
Konta handiest dropped two carrier video games in her opening 3 suits and, despite the fact that that degree dipped in opposition to 2016 finalist Pliskova, she improved after a free-hitting show which noticed her strike 45 winners.
She is now aiming to compare Jo Durie’s run to the 1983 semi-finals at Flushing Meadows.
Status in her method is 24-year-old Svitolina, who reached her first main semi-final at Wimbledon in July and received the WTA Finals name remaining yr.
The Ukrainian has no longer dropped a suite on learn how to the remaining 8, with seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams and 2017 runner-up Madison Keys amongst her scalps.
“Wimbledon helped me since the accidents that I had slightly bit took away my self belief bodily,” stated Svitolina, who struggled with a knee downside previous within the yr.
“Taking part in neatly there gave me slightly little bit of a push and self belief on my footwork and I’d say normally it was once an awesome run for me.
“Jo is an overly difficult opponent. She moves the ball excellent, and I’ve to react in no time with my ft.”
Swiss 23rd seed Stan Wawrinka, who beat an injured Novak Djokovic within the males’s remaining 16, will face Russian 5th seed Daniil Medvedev following Konta and Svitolina’s fit.
5-time champion Roger Federer’s assembly with Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov is after Williams and Wang within the evening consultation.