US Open daily round-up
The last leg of the 2017 US Open is on to us. While many favourites have been ousted, it still remains to be seen who all will emerge as champions. Yesterday, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens set up an all-American women's singles final at the US Open, while Sania Mirza eased into the quarters of women's doubles. Here is the daily round-up.
Madison Keys went through to the final for the very first time in her career as she put together a dominant performance to defeat CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2. Having already defeated Vandeweghe twice this summer, Keys knew what she had to do and barely put a foot out wrong. The match lasted only 66 minutes as Vandeweghe was broken twice in both sets.
Sloane Stephens held her nerve to overcome Venus Williams in three sets, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5, to set up a final date with Keys. After an 11-month injury layoff, Stephens returned to action at the Wimbledon and two months later, she is in her first major final. Had Venus not made 51 unforced errors, she could have won the match.
Indo-Chinese pair of Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng booked their spot in the semis with yet another solid display. The fourth seeded pair saw off Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in an hour and 56 minutes as they carved out a 7-6, 6-4 win. They will meet Taipei-Swiss pair of Y Chan and Martina Hingis in the semifinal.