Venus beats Kvitova to set up an all American semi final with Slaone Stephens

Venus beats Kvitova to set up an all American semi final with Slaone Stephens

Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta reached the US Open semi-finals for the first time with a 6-4 6-4 6-2 win over 25 year old Diego Schwartzman.

The 12th seed overcame Schwartzman 6-4 6-4 6-2 in one hour and 58 minutes at the Flushing Meadows.

26 year old Carreno Busta, is the highest-ranked man left in the bottom half of the draw.

Carreno Busta is yet to drop a set at the tournament and will face Kevin Anderson in the last four.

Kevin Anderson plays  Carreno Busta in the semi-final

Anderson made his first ever Grand Slam semi-final with a 7-6(5), 6-7(9), 6-3, 7-6(7) win over American Sam Querry.

Anderson becomes the first South African to reach a US Open semifinal in the Open era by defeating Querrey.

In the women’s tournament, Venus Williams reached her 23rd Grand Slam semi-final with a thrilling win over Petra Kvitova in a final-set tie-break.

The 37-year-old won 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) in front of a rapturous crowd at the Flushing Meadows.

Venus next faces Sloane Stephens in an all-American semi-final in New York.

Venus faces American Slaone Stephens in the semi final

Stephens won a final-set tie-break to beat Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova and reach her first US Open semi-final.

The 24-year-old returned from a back injury to win 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-4) on Tuesday.

With Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe also through to the last eight, there is the possibility of all-American semi-finals.

Other matches to be played today

18:30 Rafael Nadal V  Andrey Rublev

17:00 Karolina Pliskova  V Coco Vandeweghe

Tomorrow

01:30 Roger Federer  V  Juan Martin Del Potro

00:00 Madison Keys V Kaia Kanepi

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