CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States celebrates after defeating Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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CoCo Vandeweghe made it three Americans into the U.S. Open women's semifinals, beating top-seeded Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (4), 6-3 Wednesday.The 20th-seeded Vandeweghe matched her best result in a Grand Slam tournament, having also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in January before falling to Venus Williams. The Czech had been starting slowly during the tournament, dropping the first set in the second and third round before overwhelming unseeded American Jennifer Brady in 46 minutes Monday.Nine years after winning the U.S. Open junior title, she finally got past a major quarterfinal in Australia, then needed only eight months to do it again.
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