“I Was Getting a Little Frustrated”: Jennifer Brady on Her Stunning Victory Over Angelique Kerber at US Open 2020

Published 09/06/2020, 3:57 PM EDT


American tennis player Jennifer Brady shot to the headlines with her emphatic win over three-time Major champion Angelique Kerber. The 28th seeded professional from the United States dominated the show at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Kerber could not stand in front of the 25-year-old’s aggressive tennis in the Round of 16 at the US Open 2020.

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The scoreline 6-1 6-4 would narrate a petty one-sided match in favor of the right-handed Brady. However, the second set wasn’t easy to grasp for Brady.

She suffered a minor sprain on her left thighs and was seen taking a medical time out. The uneasiness held onto her and the fluidity in her game met an invisible obstruction. A few unforced errors from Brady gave Kerber the hope to fight back.

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Brady confessed to the pain getting the better of her, though she held on to the lead and took the match home. “I was getting a little frustrated; I felt a little pain in my leg, but I really just wanted to close it out in two sets”, she stated.

After the match, Kerber was not shy to praise her opponent’s victory. The German was quick enough to state that young Brady holds the ability to clinch the US Open 2020.

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‘If she plays like in the last few rounds here I think for sure she has the chance. She is hitting really fast, she has confidence & she feels the court. Let’s see how far she can get here but for sure she can get far,” she said. 

US Open 2020 journey ahead for Jennifer Brady After defeating Angelique Kerber

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The young American is high on confidence, rampaging her way into the quarterfinals. Defeating a three-time Grand Slam champion will definitely boost her up as she gets ready to edge her way into the semis.

Brady will now lock horns with 23rd seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. If she goes through to the semi-finals, she’s expected to face-off against Naomi Osaka or Petra Kvitova, assuming there are no major upsets in the other quarterfinals. Definitely, her road to the finals won’t be easy. Although, she’ll be focussing on one step at a time.

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