Ana Konjuh’s US Open dream is over in the quarterfinals. The 18-year-old tennis sensation from Dubrovnik has been beaten in the quarterfinals of this year’s US Open by the 24-year-old Czech player Karolina Pliskova. The number ten seed defeated Konjuh 6.2, 6.2 to book her place in the semi-finals.
Reaching the quarterfinals of this Grand Slam tournament is the greatest success of the young Konjuh’s career and the new points earned will mean that on Monday the Dubrovnik star will have risen to the 52nd top ranked player in the world, the highest ranked Croatian female player.
“I wasn’t at my best level today for sure, but she was just too good,” commented Konjuh. “Her serve is just too good. Today on the court, she found her rhythm and took the opportunities that I gave her,” she concluded.