After a bad-as-can-be start, dropping the first three games, Serena Williams quickly turned things around and stretched her U.S. Open winning streak to 19 matches to get back to the semifinals.
The match went 4 hours, 15 minutes, and the 10th-seeded Nishikori managed to shake off any lingering exhaustion from his previous victory, which lasted 4:19 and ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, equaling the latest finish in tournament history.
Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row.
Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown.
Six times, Serena Williams was a single point from winning on Friday. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable.
Flavia Pennetta made her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday in an all-Italian quarterfinal at the US Open.
Maybe’s Riske’s incredible run isn’t that much of a surprise considering her recent surge.
Flavia Pennetta ousted fourth-seeded Sara Errani 6-3, 6-1 in an all-Italian second-round match Thursday for the biggest upset so far at the US Open.
Tennis fans at the US Open witnessed a pretty big upset Friday.