Carreno Busta, Stephens charge into US Open semi-finals

"I worked hard to come back and be here", Kvitova said. "There were no easy moments".

Talking to the media after the match, William said, "I'm so fortunate to have won that match".

The 37-year-old former champion is a critical step closer to possibly reaching another Grand Slam final and a chance to punctuate an wonderful career.

Kevin Anderson spoiled the American party at the US Open when the big-serving South African beat local favourite Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-3, 7-6 (7) to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final.

In the day session, Stephens continued her wondrous month of winning with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) victory over No. 16 seed Anastasija Sevastova.

According to BBC Sports, Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe will try to join their compatriots in the last four when they play their quarter-finals on Wednesday. "Seeing all the American players in the draw and all of them advancing so deep and competing so well". "I think, the last couple of games in the third set - it was just about a few points".

"It feels fantastic and I didn't want to let you guys down".

The 13th-seeded Czech left-hander, in only her eighth event of the year after hand surgery following a knife attack by a home intruder last December, will play for a semi-final berth Tuesday against seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams.

Yet, there was little evidence of these challenges as the two battled under the lights of the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Both can be shaky behind their second serve, but can dominate when they get consistency and continuity around the first serve offering. Both women, both over 6ft tall, the rightie Williams and the leftie Kvitova, delivered brutal tennis off the ground and from their serving, so that the rallies early on were quick and decisive-though a scattering of double faults betrayed nerves on each side.

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Kvitova's response was excellent.

When Kvitova moved ahead and emphatically saved three break points from 0/40 down in the fourth game, victory seemed hers for the taking.

"I'm firmly a person that lives in the future", Williams said after her Sunday night win over Carla Suarez Navarro.

It will be just the second time the 24-year-old has contested a major semi-final, after previously getting this far at the 2013 Australian Open where she lost in controversial circumstances to defending champion Victoria Azarenka. Each of their previous five meetings - four of which had been won by Kvitova - had also gone to a third set. However, Williams broke back in the sixth game as Kvitova missed two backhands and then double-faulted.

Exhorted on by the roaring 23,000 fans in the tie break, Williams showed courage bolting a forehand down the line for 3-1. Sevastova, trying to reach her first major semifinal, received treatment from a trainer late in the first set for a problem with her upper right leg, but she said that was not an issue the rest of the way. Surging past these players without dropping a single set gives her a certain amount of confidence. "You can't just sit back and hope". "I hope that we keep it going". "This is what I love doing".

Kvitova said: "It wasn't enough but it was pretty close, pretty intense".

Williams paid tribute to Kvitova. "She played incredible points in the end".

"I think Venus is just our leader", Sloane Stephens said.


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