US Open 2017: Venus Williams Advances To Last Four

Venus Williams on Tuesday continued her remarkable revitalization by returning to the US Open semifinals for the first time since 2010.

The seven-time Grand Slam Champion defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2) to set up first all-American women’s semi-final in New York since 2002.


37-year-old Williams, became the oldest semi-finalist in US Open history at her age, since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994, won the 2000 and 2001 US crowns.

“I was so fortunate to win that match,” said Williams.

“It came down to the wire and I’m hoping we have more matches like that.” She added.

US ninth seed Williams who is seeking her third US Open crown, advanced to a Thursday matchup against 83rd-ranked compatriot Sloane Stephens for a spot in Saturday’s final.


Stephens reached the final four at Flushing Meadows for the first time by edging 16th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4).

In the men’s event, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson reached a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time where he will face Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta who will also be appearing in his maiden last-four at a major.

Legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal each practiced ahead of Wednesday quarter-finals in which wins by each would set up their first US Open meeting in an epic Friday men’s semi-final.

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