Ons Jabeur snuffed out Caroline Garcia's hot streak with a 6-1, 6-3 semifinal victory in New York on Thursday to advance to the US Open final.
The fifth seed from Tunisia will face Polish number one Iga Swiatek or Belarusian sixth seed Aryna Sabalenkova, who played the second semi-final match on Thursday night.
Jabeur set milestones for African women in July when she reached the final at Wimbledon, where she lost to Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakin
Now he gets a second shot at his first Grand Slam title.
"There was a lot of pressure on me after Wimbledon," Jabeur said in her on-court interview
Thursday, "and I was really relieved to be able to back up my results."
Jabeur was the first African or Arab woman to reach the semi-finals of the US Open
When she reached the Wimbledon final, her first Grand Slam final, it was also a first for an African and Arab woman.
Jabeur held a 21-12 lead on winners and an 8-2 lead on aces over Garcia, the French 17th seed who went on a 13-match winning streak. Jabeur went 4-for-4 on breakaway
Jabeur won the opening set in 23 minutes. Although the second set was a bit more even, the match ended in just 66 minutes.