US Open: Venus Williams enters quarterfinals

Sep 06, 2017, 12:19
US Open: Venus Williams enters quarterfinals

The first match of the Sunday night session on the Arthur Ashe Stadium always guarantees a great crowd.

Zverev, a left-hander, sought treatment from a trainer for his left shoulder during the match.

She came to Flushing Meadows at No. 83rd and will keep rising.

The 27-year-old put forth a breathtaking display of power tennis, rebounding from an early deficit to storm past No.3-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza, 7-6 (3), 6-3, to reach her 10th career Grand Slam quarterfinal and second in NY.

Kvitova found herself 4-1 down in the first set before turning it around with strong serves and a powerful forehand, eventually taking the set in the tie-break. It was truly an fantastic performance from the Czech, who storms to the quarterfinals for a clash with Venus Williams.

Kvitova then staved off a break point and it jump-started her game.

"Sometimes I do feel a little bit more normal than before, especially on the court and around players and people, around the tennis, which I'm very grateful I can be part of it again", she said after her win against Caroline Garcia in the second round.

Kevin Anderson is a U.S. Open quarterfinalist for the second time in three years.

The teenager had a straight sets victory - 7-6, 6-4 - against Sangeet Sridhar overnight.

Lorenzi, who at 35 became the oldest player in the Open era to make his fourth-round Grand Slam debut, managed to break Anderson twice in 21 service games, something none of the big server's other opponents managed to do during Week 1 of the tournament.

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Schwartzman is into the fourth round at a major for the first time.

The 25-year-old made it all the way to the semi-finals in Australia before losing to Venus Williams and also made the last eight at Wimbledon. Kvitova has a greater appreciation for the tour lifestyle after an injury that put her career at risk. The American prevailed in three sets against Carla Suarez Navarro earlier on Sunday.

Williams lost in the fourth round a year ago.

RAFAEL NADAL is into the lasteight in NY for the first time since 2013 after beating Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.

Her drug ban notwithstanding, Sharapova remains one of the world's most recognizable athletes and could be set to regain her former corporate standing.

Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova. "But I will try my best".

Sevastova will play unseeded American Sloane Stephens next.

Kvitova still hasn't quite regained full strength in her left hand, the one operated on after being cut by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic in December. She hasn't reached three Slam finals in a year since 2002.

The only past Grand Slam champion in the lower half of the U.S. Open's men's draw is in trouble.

With nothing going right for the Spaniard in the second set, she was a point away from defeat while serving to stay in the match. Up until the match point at 5-2, Kvitova seemed unstoppable.

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