Gabriela Dabrowski (left) and Luisa Stefani (right) fist bump.

Photo : Camera Work USA

Canada has a third semi-finalist at the US Open after Gabriela Dabrowski reached the last four of the women’s doubles alongside Brazilian partner Luisa Stefani.

The fifth-seeded pair defeated 15th seeds Marie Bouzkova and Lucie Hradecka in the quarter-finals 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 early Wednesday.

After splitting the first two sets, the Omnium Banque Nationale champions raced out to a quick lead in the deciding set and never looked back, cruising into their first Grand Slam semi-final as a pair.

Dabrowski and Stefani finished with a +14 winner-to-unforced error differential, 37 to 23, while the Czech’s only had one more winner than unforced error, 28 to 27. Both teams had nine break points, but the fifth seeds converted four of theirs while only being broken twice.

Stefani had some trouble in her early service games, including having to save a couple of break points at 1-all, but it was the Canadian/Brazilian pair striking first, grabbing a break to go up 5-3.

Serving for the set, Dabrowski ran into trouble and was broken back immediately put the set back on serve. But the Canadian promptly redeemed herself, hitting back-to-back volley winners from 30-all in the next game to break for the opening set.

The second set only saw one break of serve going the way of the Czech pair as they forced a deciding set.

Dabrowski and Stefani quickly put the disappointment of dropping the second set behind them as they broke early in the third, racing out to a 3-0 lead.

The Czechs made one last stand, reaching break point at 3-1, but were unable to convert and were swiftly broken again in the next game as the Canadian/Brazilian team raced into the last four.

They will look to reach their third consecutive final, and first together at a Grand Slam, when they play either top seeds Su-Wei Hsieh and Elisa Mertens or the all-American team of Coco Gauff and Caty McNally.