Sloane Stephens advances to her first United States open quarterfinal

Sloane Stephens advances to her first United States open quarterfinal

The Latvian was able to break for a 3-1 lead, and consolidated as her increasing aggression was matched by an increase in unforced errors from Stephens, who was not as fluid as she had been in the early stages. "This is just incredible, honestly". When I started my comeback at Wimbledon I could never have dreamed of this happening.

"Making the semifinals in my home (Grand) Slam, my favorite tournament, is indescribable".

The organizers of the 2017 St. Petersburg Open tennis tournament, which will be held in Russia's second largest city later this month, plan to extend an invitation to tennis star Maria Sharapova, Alexander Medvedev, the director general of the tournament, said on Tuesday.

Stephens was in the middle of her media commitments when a tiny insect flew in front of her face, causing the 24-year-old to cry out in a hilarious state of panic.

"I just told myself to keep fighting", Stephens said.

"I'd been playing so well and so consistent, I knew if I stuck with it I'd have a chance, and that's what I did". After struggling to overcome injuries and perhaps unfairly high expectations, she built up a significant and surprising measure of momentum in the events leading up to the 2017 US Open.

Her ranking was No. 934 before this recent streak of success.

"Yeah, of course. Like a month ago".

"A month ago I was really anxious, I was anxious about my protected ranking and not being able to play". "I was anxious about my protected ranking and not having enough tournaments and not being able to play and there were just so many things I was anxious about. But being injured gave me a whole new perspective on tennis, on life and just in general". I play tennis and I have fun every day.

Obviously the American has been so heavily invested in Game of Thrones to the point where even the most harmless creatures have the ability to strike terror inside her. "Here we are, the semifinals".

Ranked outside the top 950 just six weeks ago, Stephens was the most likely of the US contenders to see her run end in the quarter-finals but the 24-year-old would not be denied.

The 12th-seeded Carreno Busta recorded a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 victory over the 29th-seeded Argentine to keep his streak of not losing a set intact. This is already his best US Open result.

Error! There was an error processing your request. He is in the semifinals at a major for the first time in 16 attempts.

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