Venus Williams & Sloane Stephens Go Racket-To-Racket In US Open

A Win-Win Venus Williams Will Play Sloane Stephens During The US Open

"All I have known all my life was great American players", Williams said. Two will emerge from Thursday's matches in which Williams will face Stephens before Vandeweghe squares off against Keys. But I couldn't allow this moment to disappear. Having so many American women in the final 16 is really incredible. "I don't - I don't - it may just be that they don't have access to all the country clubs and the pools". "When I started my comeback at Wimbledon I could never have dreamed of coming back and having these results".

But they understand it's an unfair comparison, given all the legendary sisters from Compton, CA have accomplished.

"I was real nervous", Keys said. "Venus and Serena are Venus and Serena".

"It's been a great two weeks for American tennis". They always will be. I think it's the latter ... and I'm thoroughly impressed.

"I just told myself to keep fighting", said Stephens.

"I have to say I felt every single one of you guys behind me".

'It's incredible, amazing, ' she said.

"I think both of us had to go through a tie-breaker today". But they all find themselves in the deep stages of the most hard Grand Slam on the USTA tour.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares' defence of their US Open title came to an end with a quarter-final defeat by Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.

After a first set that had rather got away from her, Sevastova started to improve in the early stages of the second set.

"A month ago, before I started winning a lot of matches, I was really anxious, about my protected ranking, not having enough tournaments, not being able to play", Stephens said during her on-court interview.

"Of course I know that I have a good draw here", said Carreno Busta, who beat Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov in three tiebreakers in the fourth round. There she was again pushed to a decider by clay court specialist and former top tenner, Carla Suarez-Navarro. "She's definitely no slouch at all". She hates that "the history books often bypass" McNeil and Garrison, the 1990 Wimbledon finalist, and MaliVai Washington, the 1996 Wimbledon finalist.

It is also a big turnaround for the 24-year-old, since she missed the first two majors of the year recovering from an injury, and was then got bounced in the first round at Wimbledon. "I don't think something is going to change if you are No. 2". "I'm happy she's still playing. Like I said, I'll just go out there and compete and have fun". Williams and Stephens earned their spots after beating Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro and Germany's Julia Gorges respectively. Stephens is still alive in the draw following a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 win over No. 16 Anastasija Sevastova.

Bryan teamed with his twin brother, Bob, to beat the French team of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 6-3, 7-5, and reach the tournament's semifinals.

However, it will not come easy, as Federer comes up against one of only two men to have beaten him in a US Open final (the other was Novak Djokovic in 2015), when del Potro claimed his lone major title in five sets in the 2009 final. "I don't play almost as much as some of my contemporaries, but this year when I have played, it's definitely been quality tennis". Also, I can already hear the All Tennis Players Matter crowd complaining that I shouldn't be so caught up on race.

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