“I felt like I couldn’t get three good points together,” Vekic said. “I was, like, playing one point good, then bad. I don’t know. I didn’t really have a lot of rhythm out there today.”
Bencic will play the winner of Wednesday night’s match between No. 15 Bianca Andreescu and No. 25 Elise Mertens.
Bencic was as surprised as anyone that she is the last Swiss player left in singles. Her compatriots Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, who have 23 Grand Slam titles between them, lost their quarterfinal matches on Tuesday.
“This is not a good thing,” she said. “I’m not happy about this, actually. I’m kind of surprised, like I think everyone is. It would be really nice if the boys could also make it to semifinals. But I’m happy I can kind of do it for them.”
The Jamie Murray show is at Armstrong Stadium.
The schedule on Louis Armstrong Stadium features six doubles matches, two of them with Jamie Murray of Britain. In the second match of the day, Murray and his new men’s doubles partner, Neal Skupski, defeated the American team of Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4). Sock and Withrow, who grew up playing with and against each other in the Midwest, only recently joined forces on the pro tour, but had looked impressive in upsetting two seeded teams, including the Bryan brothers, on the way to the quarterfinals.
Later Wednesday, Murray will be back at Armstrong Stadium for the mixed doubles semifinal with Bethanie Mattek-Sands against Samantha Stosur and Rajeev Ram. Murray and Mattek-Sands are the defending champions at the U.S. Open, and Murray also won the Open in 2017 with Martina Hingis. Ram and Stosur have had more success this year in their individual competitions, leading them to earn the No. 3 seed, while the defending champions are unseeded. If you enjoy highly technical and tactical tennis, this is a match for you.