US Open Fri 8 Sep, AT 08:30 Stephens lines up all-American final against Keys Hard work pays off as the unseeded star beats Venus Williams in the last four
Williams did not bow quietly.
NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Sloane Stephens stunned two-times U.S. Open winner Venus Williams to ensure a new grand slam champion is crowned at the Flushing Meadows while Madison Keys hammered CoCo Vandeweghe to set up an all-American final.
Tennis Channel breaks down the women's semifinals at the U.S. Open, where Sloane Stephens held off Venus Williams and Madison Keys dominated CoCo Vandeweghe.
Stephens and Keys, a pair of pals in their early 20s, will face each other in the first Grand Slam title match for each – and the first all-American women's final at Flushing Meadows since 2002.
NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Venus Williams rejected the suggestion she might be content to serve as an inspiration to younger players after her 6-1 0-6 7-5 defeat to fellow American Sloane Stephens in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.
Sloane Stephens began the match in perfect form, winning the first set 6-1, but Venus Williams responded with a bagel in the second to level the tie and give herself a chance of reaching the final.
NEW YORK, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Expectations were so high for Venus Williams that the seven-time grand slam champion choked in her U.S. Open semi-final against fellow American Sloane Stephens on Thursday, according to former world number one Mats Wilander.
Venus Williams seized her moment to win a thrilling clash with Petra Kvitova and reach her first US Open semi-final in seven years. Williams said: 'It definitely felt like a special match.
MIKE DICKSON AT FLUSHING MEADOWS: Venus Williams is even older than Roger Federer, and her season of 2017 has been barely less extraordinary.
Stephens, 24, advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 win over Williams, 37, in the first of two all-American semifinals.
Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat before coming back to beat Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open semifinals
NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A new grand slam champion will be crowned at the U.S. Open after Sloane Stephens beat fellow American Venus Williams 6-1 0-6 7-5 in a rollercoaster of a semi-final on Thursday.
Sloane Stephens, who came back from a foot injury this year, reaches her first career Grand Slam final.
Sept 7 (Reuters) - Key statistics from American Sloane Stephens's 6-1 0-6 7-5 semi-final victory over compatriot Venus Williams at the U.S. Open on Thursday: Stephens 9-Williams Aces 2 3 Double faults 2 6 Break points won 5/12 5/14 Winners 17 28 Net points won 8/11 10/24 Unforced errors 27 51 Total points 90
Stephens advanced to the US Open final in three sets.
Sloane Stephens has reached her first Grand Slam final, edging Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the first of two all-American semifinals
Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams combined for an incredible third set in the US Open semifinals. Sloane Stephens is through to the 2017 US Open final after beating Venus Williams in a three-set semifinal matchup on Thursday, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5. Show More Summary
Venus Williams dominated the second set to even the U.S. Open women's semifinals against Sloane Stephens at one set apiece
Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens have begun the first of two all-American women's semifinal matches