5 Women Who Can Win the U.S. Open
Highlights US Open 2017, women's semi-finals: Madison Keys defeats CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens ousts Venus Williams LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage - Firstpost Highlights US Open 2017, women's semi-finals: Madison Keys defeats CoCo Vandeweghe, Sloane Stephens ousts Venus Williams 09:30 IST And with that, we bring Day 11 to a close.
Thank you so much for following along for the women's semi-finals.
Make sure you tune in tomorrow as well for the men's semi-finals.
The No 15 seed will face unseeded Sloane Stephens on Saturday in the first US Open final between American players since Serena Williams beat Venus Williams in 2002.
Keys had no problem with the No 20 seed Vandeweghe or with an upper right leg injury that caused her to call the trainer to be taped midway through the second set.
Utter dominance from the 15th seed.
The match is set: No.
She books her sport in the US Open final with a 6-1, 6-2 win over CoCo Vandeweghe.
This will be her first Grand Slam final -- just like her opponent Sloane Stephens.
Has yet to face a break point tonight.
She holds for 5-1 and is just one game away from her first Grand Slam final.
Remains to be seen if her movement or play will be hampered by whatever injury she got treatment for.
Has looked fine in the match so far.
Keys now leads 4-1 with a double break in the 2nd set.
She nets a backhand on the next point to gift Keys yet another break point.
Vandeweghe saves the break point with a swinging forehand winner us open tennis womens semifinals results the open court.
Keys breaks for a second time in this set with a huge splendid winner down the line.
Keys lets out a loud "COME ON!
Vandeweghe forces three deuces on Keys' serve but Keys' brings up advantage on each occasion.
Keys eventually holds with a sizzling ace down the tee.
It's been a perfect night for Keys so far, but worryingly, she has called for the trainer for her right leg on the next change of ends.
It's all one-way traffic in this match so far.
This is only the second Grand Slam semi-final for Keys after Aus Open 2015and she is showing no sign of any nerves.
She needs to reset in this set and forget about the opening set disaster.
Great serving and returning.
But this time we won't be fooled.
Ruthless set of tennis from Keys: 14 winners to 2 unforced errors.
Keys is in the zone right now and Vandeweghe needs to quickly find her groove to stop her from running away with this match.
Keys to now serve for us open tennis womens semifinals results opening set.
Vandeweghe has won only 4 points in this match so far, Keys has won 20.
Keys is hitting clean winners and moving really well.
Vandeweghe has come out looking very flat.
She has hit 6 winners to just 1 unforced error and has won 12 of the 14 points to move to a quick 3-0 lead.
Perfect start for the 22-year-old American and 15th seed.
Keys won the last two meetings.
In the end, there were just too many errors from Venus.
Now, she is through to the first Grand Slam final.
This has indeed been the Summer of Sloane.
Sloane PEAKS for five minutes in this third set and runs away with the game.
She ran and ran and ran but it's Venus who looks worn down.
Stephens plays three magical points -- that included an incredible lob to end a 12-shot rally and an unbelievable get to full stretch -- to bring up break points.
A Venus error gives her the game and she leads 6-5.
Stephens holds from 30-all thanks to one of the shots of the tournament, ending a 25-shot rally with a ridiculous backhand winner down the line.
Break point down, Venus us open tennis womens semifinals results an out call on one of her shots on the far baseline.
Hawk-Eye showed that her shot had clipped the line and Venus was awarded the point.
Had she not challenged, Stephens would have gotten the break and would have been serving for the match right now.
Instead, Venus went to hold and is now a game away from the US Open final.
At 30-30, Stephens wins to win the point by hitting a drop shot but Venus charges in to reply in kind.
Stephens wasn't ready at the net and she loses the point.
Break point for Venus.
Venus makes the most of a tame second serve from Stephens and was all over it, sending it deep into the corner with a splendid backhand return.
She breaks for 4-4.
This match has seen such incredible swings in momentum that you feel there is one more twist still to come in this 3rd set.
Sloane won the first two games of this set but Venus snatched the next three.
Now, Sloane has won the last two.
The quality of tennis has improved as the match ahs gone on after the extremely one-sided opening two sets.
At 30-30, Venus pulls a forehand return well wide to give Stephens an opportunity to break.
Venus responds with a massive serve to save the break point.
Another smart body serve hit with a lot of pace and Venus has game point.
Great defence from Stephens on the next point and she forces Venus to make an error.
Another insane point sees Stephens defend for her life and retrieve the balls from every corner of the court till Venus makes an error.
On her 3rd break point opportunity, Stephens finally converts after Venus dumps a volley into the net.
Now we've got something.
Venus saves a break point, Sloane saves 2, and it's 3-3 in 3rd.
Stephens starts off with an unforced error to go down us open tennis womens semifinals results />Important few points coming up.
Venus makes her move from side to side on the next point till she draws the error from Stephens and it's 0-30.
Stephens attacks from the first ball and controls the next point.
She finishes it off with a forehand winner and makes it 15-30.
Venus sets up TWO BREAK POINTS with an inside-out forehand winner.
Stephens comes up with a good serve out wide to save one break point.
Game point for Stephens after Venus sends her service return flying long.
A service winner down the tee and Stephens holds!
Venus called for a foot fault in her service game but she digs deep to hold for a 3-2 lead.
She has won three games on the trot in the 3rd set.
Venus holds for 1-2 and then gets to 0-40 on Stephens' serve once again.
At 15-40, Venus' approach shot after a long rally was called long and Venus challenged it to have the call overturned.
Stephens won the next two points to get to deuce.
But Stephens misses a forehand long to give Venus a fourth break point and puts a backhand wide.
Venus breaks and we're back on serve.
Absolutely HUGE game from Stephens to get herself out of a 0-40 hole with a mix of solid defence and attacking tennis.
She is doing a good job of matching Venus for power and then waiting for her turn to fire a winner.
Amazing game with some excellent tennis on display.
We are going to a decider!
Sloane Stephens wins a phenomenal point with a forehand winner down the line that she lined up after a long rally.
Venus error on the next point gives Sloane two game points.
Great exchange at the net on the next point that Venus wins with a reflexive volley and it's 40-30.
Sloane overhits her return and it's deuce.
She comes up with a decent serve that Venus can only net to bring up advantage.
Two winners from Venus set up set point for the 37-year-old.
Stephens dumps a backhand into the net and it's 6-0 to Venus.
What a massive momentum swing this has been.
Venus wins five straight games and is now a game away from levelling the match.
Stephens desperately needs to hold in the next game.
Sloane with the more unforced errors in this set -- 8 to Venus' 5.
Venus smacks a return winner on Sloane's first serve.
Stephens hits a well-places serve down the tee that Venus can't return on the next point.
Two more break points for Venus after Stephens hits a backhand wide.
Stephens saves one break point but can't save the second as Venus moves in beautifully behind an angled backhand and puts the ball away at the net.
Venus has cleaned up her game in the second set and now Stephens needs to respond in a similar fashion to stay competitive.
The 37-year-old is hitting much better and seems to have found her groove.
Venus hits two winners back-to-back to bring up TWO BREAK POINTS on Stephens' serve.
Venus is now suddenly looking way more confident and hitting her shots with venom and depth.
Stephens saves the first break point with a great rally that she wins off a forehand winner.
But then on the enxt point Stephens double faults to get broken and it's Venus now who leads 2-0 in the second set.
The women's semi-finals will look decidedly red, white and blue.
No 9 Venus Williams faces unseeded Sloane Stephens in one all-American matchup, and with No 15 Madison Keys playing 20th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe in the second semi-final, the US Open is guaranteed its first final between Americans since Serena Williams beat Venus in 2002.
That was Venus' last appearance in the final at Flushing Meadows.
Stephens, Keys and Vandeweghe will be trying to reach their first career Grand Slam final.
The Americans hadn't had all four semi-finalists at the US Open since 1981, when Tracy Austin beat Martina Navratilova for the title.
Chris Evert and Barbara Potter also made the semi-finals.
The last time it happened at any Grand Slam tournament was at Wimbledon in 1985, with Navratilova and Evert joined by Zina Garrison and Kathy Rinaldi.
US Open women's semi-finalists: CoCo Vandeweghe, Venus Williams, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens.
AFP Williams, enjoying one of her finest seasons at age 37, is leading the charge.
This year's Australian Open and Wimbledon runner-up is the US Open's oldest semi-finalist and the oldest in any Slam since Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon in 1994.
Williams and Stephens in a showdown of African-American stars at Arthur Ashe Stadium shows the namesake barrier-breaker's dream of tennis racial diversity is alive in the 20th anniversary season of the world's largest tennis venue.
Williams, whose first Slam final was on Ashe 20 years ago, will return to the world top five for the first time since January 2011, her highest level since being diagnosed with the strength-sapping illness Sjogren's Syndrome.
Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning at Wimbledon, beat Williams in the first round of the 2015 French Open in their only prior match.
Stephens, ranked 83rd, has matched her deepest Slam run from the 2013 Australian Go here />Vandeweghe's best Slam charge was into this year's Australian Open semi-finals while Keys made her deepest run to the 2015 Australian Open semi-finals.
Here's the schedule for Day 11 at the US Open: Arthur Ashe Stadium 7 pm local or 4.
US Open Tennis Championship 2017 Prize Money increased by 10% to $50.4 million making US open the highest paying grand slam winners $3.7m.. one woman like Venus or Serena. This years US Open Women's final and semi final was a real snoozer, blowouts and emotions over real tennis skill.
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