Defending U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens Is Out

Sloane Stephens US Open

Whoever gets through Friday will have yet another major challenge on their hands in Sunday's final where either Novak Djokovic or Kei Nishikori will await.

The match was tense to say the least. The way it ended up in the fifth set tiebreaker, from there it's 50-50.

Soon after that, Williams went from trailing 4-2 to not only taking the first set but also leading 4-0 in the second.

Speaking after he had won that fourth set to reach the last four Del Potro spoke about the heat and what he did during the break.

He played back-to-back four-setters against Karen Khachanov and Nikoloz Basilashvili before recovering from breaks down in the third and fourth sets against Thiem. The Austrian, who was playing in his first U.S. Open quarterfinal, broke three times in the first set, but just three times in the remaining sets. "I didn't convert. I didn't play the big points well, and you don't win matches when you don't take your opportunities".

The No. 20 seed moved from Japan to NY at age 3, and her deepest major run is coming at the same tournament she first visited as a child.

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The American stunned the world in 2017 by storming up the rankings from world No. 957 at the start of the American hard court summer to inside the top-20 as she won her first Grand Slam final. It's cruel sometimes tennis, because I think this match didn't really deserve a loser.

In one of many memorable points, Nadal hit a almost flawless half volley, only to see Thiem beat him with a ideal crosscourt pass.

Sevastova, the No. 19 seed, played an unbelievable match to leave Williams and Madison Keys as the only two American women remaining.

"I could have [lost] in the first round, and that would have been really bad", she said, invoking some colorful imagery in the process. "She's just going for her shots". Sevastova might not be a household name, but she brings a lot of game to the Grand Slam table, mostly in the way of her versatility.

"Unfortunately during this tournament I had many issues with my health, and today was not my day obviously".

"Forever I'm going to remember this match, for sure", Thiem said.

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Osaka had consecutive 50-minute matches earlier in the tournament, including a 6-0, 6-0 thrashing of Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the third round.

Tsurenko labored in the heat during her fourth-round victory over Marketa Vondrousova, having her temperature and blood checked during a medical timeout in the first set and almost quitting when she trailed early in the second.

Serena Williams follows through on a backhand during her straight sets win.

The American third seed seemed to struggle physically in high temperatures in NY, with the extreme heat policy again in place. Claps and screams engulfed the Arthur Ashe Stadium and then in the end, it was Nadal who edged out.

She pushed some balls a few feet past the baseline, often failing to make Osaka do anything special to win a point and finishing with 31 unforced errors.

"Right after the match they both played yesterday, around 8am (CEST) and, of course after my sleepless night, I got a message from Karin, which is what Dominic's mother is called", Toni Nadal revealed in his column for El Pais.

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