TENNIS

US Open Tennis: Djokovic And Gauff Storm Into US Open Semis

Novak Djokovic shrugged off stifling heat and Taylor Fritz 6-1, 6-4 and 6-4 to breeze into the U.S. Open Tennis Semi-Finals and stay on course for a fourth flushing meadows crown that would see him match Margaret Court's record haul of 24 grand slams.

With temperatures once again nudging towards 100 Fahrenheit, Djokovic turned in a cool, clinical effort, improving his record against American opposition at the U.S. Open to a perfect 12-0.

Fritz could not keep the party going, although the 25-year-old had his opportunities but could convert only two of 12 break chances while committing 51 unforced errors, almost double his opponent's 26.

On a baking hot day, 19-year-old Coco Gauff had warmed up the Arthur Ashe crowd, blasting past Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko 6-nil and 6-2 to become the youngest American to reach the U.S. Open Semi-Finals since Serena Williams in 2001.