Jennifer Brady continues her dream journey in New York. The American perfectly negotiated the very first quarter-final of her Grand Slam career by dominating without trembling Yulia Putintseva, Tuesday, on an Arthur-Ashe Stadium embellished by the sun failing to be filled with public. Winner in two sets (6-3, 6-2), the No. 28 seed was stronger than his opponent from start to finish in this disputed duel but without rhythm. Access to a first Grand Slam final will be more robust: Brady will have to beat Naomi Osaka, former world No. 1 and Grand Slam winner, or his compatriot Shelby Rogers, two clients on the cement.
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Five matches, five wins in two rounds: Jennifer Brady brought a new stone to her beautiful garden at the opening of the first quarter-final session. In front of Putintseva, it made rain and shine. Like always. At the start of the meeting, the 25-year-old player has never let go of her prey. Her only move less well came at 2-1, at the start of the second set, where she lost her break in advance. An incident without a future.
Aggressive, and complete in her panoply of play, the native of Harrisburg perfectly recited her plan to get out of the trap that Putintseva could set for her, probably more punchy than she in the exchanges. This was very effective. The Kazakh ended this match with just 7 winning shots, a figure that spoke volumes about her inability to lead the rally. Brady’s other weapon is his ability to vary areas in service. More efficient on its seconds, it hampered its tactical rival. No, Brady doesn’t know how to hit hard. It’s a little more than that.