Venus Williams Awaits All-American Semifinals at US Open

"But I just felt much better". So in the mens's singles, you have 36-year-old Roger Federer and in the women' singles, it is 37-year-old Venus Williams.

Each player has won four breaks, and the comparison of the shots, winners and unforced errors was also very tight: 31-25 for the American, 39-41 for the Latvian. Stephens is still alive in the draw following a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 win over No. 16 Anastasija Sevastova.

And she took her first match point with a clean backhand victor down the line.

"Sometimes you just need to have some of those matches where you can just really get through it".

"Oh man, I'm getting teary-eyed", said Stephens.

The 24-year old won a thrilling second-round match upset beating 11th-seed Dominica Cibulkova before meeting Goerges in the fourth.

Where does Venus Williams rank in the pantheon of tennis greats? "Seeing all the American players in the draw and all of them advancing so deep and competing so well", Williams said. "I hope so, actually", Kvitova said, smiling.

She now finds herself in the final four of the U.S. Open and in a matchup with Venus. Kvitova battled back from a five-month absence after a knife-wielding home intruder injured her left hand last December.

She said: 'It wasn't enough.

Keys clinches historic all-American semifinal US Open set
Once I got broken in the third, I just kept telling myself, Just try to figure it out, just get as many balls in as you can. Keys will play Vandeweghe, who ousted No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova earlier Wednesday, and Venus Williams takes on Stephens.

Neither woman played with a ton of subtlety, mainly trading stinging groundstrokes from the baseline on exchanges that grew in intensity as the 2-hour, 34-minute encounter went along.

"Oh my God, it feels so good", Keys said. Williams brings great experience to the table, whilst Stephens is in great form having won 13 of her last 15 matches. The 30-year-old has had a disappointing season, winning only one title and losing his place at the top of the world rankings, after sustaining the injury during a five-set semi-final loss to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open.

The Bryan brothers, seeking their record 17th Grand Slam doubles title, are the No. 5 seeds and will next play the 11th-seeded Spanish duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez.

Since returning at Wimbledon, Stephens has reached three semifinals, Cincinnati, Toronto and now Queens, and she credits her recent success to the time she spent off the court. However, against Williams, she would be better served by playing closer to the baseline.

'I'm just honoured to be able to play at the same time as her. "I knew if I just stick with it and stayed in every point I'd have my opportunity and I did".

In one of the two all-American semifinals in the women's singles, two-time former champion Venus Williams takes on unseeded Sloane Stephens, whose comeback from injury continues.

"My head is a little clearer, if that makes any sense", Stephens said. Of course that's why I'm playing tennis, and that's why I wanted to be back and playing, and it is a big motivation. "This is what I love doing".

Carreno Busta, the first player in any Grand Slam to face four qualifiers, cruised into his first Slam semi-final by ousting Argentine 29th seed Diego Schartzman 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Carreno Busta has not lost a round in NY this year.


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