Šafářová advances to semi-finals at US Open

Czech tennis player Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová has advanced to the doubles semi-finals at the US Open, in which she and Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm beat the Czech duo of Andrea Hlaváčková and Jie Zheng. Záhlavová-Strýcová will face Russian players Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina on Thursday in what will be her first appearance in the US Open semi-finals in her career.