Venus Williams now joint-favourite for US Open glory

Venus Williams now joint-favourite for US Open gloryā€¯

Now these two players will play in the quarterfinal and since it is safe to go with the pedigree and the past US Open record, it is hard to go past seven-time Major victor Venus as far as the tag of title favourite is concerned. After a short stoppage to close the roof over Arthur Ashe stadium in anticipation of storms, Williams won the first game to cut the lead to 3-1.

"I should change my perspective about it".

"I'm not sure about the titles of the Grand Slams". "The life is still a little bit odd, but it's getting better". Find us on Facebook too!

"I'm not going on-site on my day off".

Despite defeat, it has been a wonderful fortnight for dual Wimbledon champion Kvitova, who has not long returned to the tour after she was injured in a knife attack last winter.

"I think it's incredible that she's playing at this level", said the Spaniard. This may finally prove to be her year, beating two seeded players and dispatching Vinci and Barty in straight sets. "That's kind of what I felt like out there". But now she has dug deep to make this very improbable late-career push. She's a great leader.

Yesh: Kvitova had to go through a lot just to get here, including a big win over Garbine Muguruza, who was looking unbeatable.

"All I have known all my life was great American players". "I had a plan, I worked hard and I achieved". No matter: the power game and steely determination of the Czech saw her producing her best tennis since her return.

Kvitova admitted that her hand is not yet fully healed, but it's good enough for her to produce formidable performances.

"I'm very grateful that I can be part of it again", Kvitova said.

"I'm still working on the strength".

"I didn't really think about the Asia swing so far, but I will need to in a couple days, and, yeah, the season, it's getting to the finish".

"I think Venus is just our leader", Stephens said. They're two of the greatest tennis players ever.

Venus Williams is staying put while Maria Sharapova has been sent packing from the U.S. Open.

"What she's gone through is unimaginable, unreasonable". Williams won the first set in just 33 minutes, finishing the job with an unreturned serve.

All five fingers on her playing hand suffered lacerations, two of them digital nerve damage. "To be able to come out here and do what she has to do, to clear her head, it's such a attractive thing to see".

At 37, Williams is the oldest women's semifinalist at any Grand Slam tournament since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994. "Overall, I think it's unbelievable".

It's all insane uncommon, and in an era in which, Williams said, "I mean, the depth in the game is so much deeper now than it was (in 1997, when she started)".

"To play in one of the most famous courts in the world at night and to get through, it feels fantastic", said Anderson. She's a champion. It's what we all know.

"I'm so fortunate to have won that match". We always had tough battles. I did my best.

Strategy was obvious, simple and mutual: The one-two punch of big serve and return and a hammering groundstroke back. "I was happy to have a little more luck today, actually".

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