Peng routs teen Bencic, reaches semis

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NEW YORK (AP) Unseeded Peng Shuai of China beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open on Tuesday to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal.

Peng reached the milestone in her 37th try in a major tournament. Only five players participated in more before getting to the final four.

The 39th-ranked Peng was a model of consistency, hitting 24 winners, while her opponent appeared to become unglued.

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