Serena Williams has a record-tying 24th career Grand Slam title in reach but will face perhaps her toughest test so far at this year’s U.S. Open when she meets Ukrainian fifth seed Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals on Thursday.
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu came from behind to overpower Elise Mertens 3-6 6-2 6-3 and reach her first Grand Slam semi-final at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
Second seed Ash Barty’s U.S. Open bid came crashing down when she lost 6-2 6-4 to China’s Wang Qiang in the fourth round on Sunday.
Serena Williams needed a medical time out in the second set of her 6-3 6-4 win over Petra Martic on Sunday to get treatment on her right ankle but recovered to advance to the U.S. Open quarter-finals.
Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open title defence came to a halt on Sunday when the Serb retired from his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka due to a shoulder injury.
Roger Federer said he is sick and tired of complaints that he receives a favourable playing schedule after his latest U.S. Open victim suggested on Friday the five-times champion gets preferential treatment.
Serena Williams survived a second-round scare at the U.S. Open on Wednesday with a 5-7 6-3 6-1 win over American wildcard Catherine McNally to keep alive her hopes of securing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.
Roger Federer overcame his second consecutive sluggish start to defeat Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday and advance to the U.S. Open third round.