(Tennis) Wozniacki beats hurt Sevastova to reach US Open semis

(Tennis) Wozniacki beats hurt Sevastova to reach US Open semis

Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber made the U.S. Open quarterfinals Sunday with straight-sets wins at Flushing Meadows. Obviously Madison is a strong player.

"I definitely felt like I got off to a bad start, and then I felt like I was trying to catch up from there", Keys said in her post-match press conference. And she will be formidable, especially since Keys had a hard third-round match. "I knew she wasn't going to give up, and I knew she was going to go for some big shots". She does my laundry, as well.

That form continued on Sunday as she disposed of Keys 6-3, 6-4. Her powerful game can translate on any surface.

In fact, if you include last season Keys has lost in four straight majors in the middle hurdle.

She returned to the sport in January a year ago and that decision has been fully vindicated by her stunning run. Asked on court if Friday's win was the best comeback of her career, Keys said: "For sure".

China's Zhang Shuai eased to a 6-3, 6-3 second round win over the 2011 US Open victor Samantha Stosur of Australia.

At heart, Caroline Wozniacki is a marathoner.

Wozniacki - who began the tournament at 74 in the WTA standings - created six break-point opportunities in the opening set but she was only required to take one of them as Keys struggled to make an impact on the Dane's serve. Bouchard, who climbed as high as No. 5 in the rankings two years ago, will possibly be positioned outside the top 50 at the end of this tournament. I mean, I think she played really, really well today. In the 2009 U.S. Open semifinals, Williams was angered by the same type of call: a foot fault that resulted in a double-fault; in that instance, it set up match point for her opponent, Kim Clijsters.

And now after an easy day against Romanian Monica Niculescu, 6-3 6-1, the Great Dane is in the round of 16 and raring to go.

Serena Williams is without a doubt the most dominant superstar in women's tennis, but she isn't getting any younger.

Many consider Keys to be the successor to Serena Williams. On the up side, her serving and groundstrokes have rarely looked more powerful.

"So far, so good", said Serena, who was cheered on by rap mogul Jay Z and his pop superstar wife Beyonce as she booked a meeting with 47th-ranked Swede Johanna Larsson for a place in the last 16. Lots of questions need to be answered in NY. In both matches, Keys was two points away from being sent home.

The excruciating collapse by Osaka played out on one of the game's biggest stages. While surviving is all that matters, Keys did walk on the edge against two players ranked 81st and 60th in the world.

Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic says she'll take the rest of the season off because of wrist and toe injuries.

Keys has powerful groundstrokes and has a good serve where she can get a lot of aces, and her forehand is a unsafe weapon, however, the American likes to dictate play from the baseline but can be erratic and miss easy shots, along with serving double faults. After impressing everyone in Paris with the French Open title, she has failed to back her awesome feat and has only extended her Grand Slam woes. "But even though I had match point, I knew that with the sun at one end and the shade at the other I'd get another chance to break her".

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