Defending champion Stephens knocked out of US Open last eight by Sevastova

Defending champion Stephens knocked out of US Open last eight by Sevastova

"That's the most important thing to me".

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Beforehand, Williams took revenge for Halep and reached the quarterfinals of the US Open.

The 5 set match lasted almost five hours.

Thiem is aware of what he did well to defeat Nadal in the past but maintains that nobody's game matches up well against the world No. 1.

Nadal is bidding for a fourth U.S. Open title and 18th Grand Slam trophy overall.

Djokovic reached the quarter finals with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over unseeded Joao Sousa. The Mallorcan lost in the Melbourne quarters, won Roland Garros for an 11th time, and fell to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon semis this year.

Osaka will next face Lesia Tsurenko, the 36th-ranked Ukrainian who beat Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-2.

Amazon Prime Video will bring customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland live and exclusive coverage of the US Open, which runs until September 9, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in NY, including multiple streams from several courts, catch-up highlights and full match replays. Stephens was on the ropes early in the second set with a deficit of 2-0, but started to make a comeback.

The 25-year-old set up a quarter-final against Anastasija Sevastova by beating Elise Mertens 6-3 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium Sunday.

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And while conceding that seeing the defence of her title come to an end was a huge disappointment, Stephens was relieved to make it as far as she did in the tournament.

Stephens was proud of the way she defended her title and will now hope to fare better during the Asian swing than she did previous year, when she failed to win a match for the rest of the season. At 4-2 with the Latvian leading, Stephens slammed a cross court shot to her opponent that she wasn't able to return, winning the point.

"Considering previous year after this tournament I s*** the bed for like 10 tournaments in a row, I definitely don't have any points to defend", she said.

But Sevastova broke again to go up 3-1. The two will square off in the semi-finals on Thursday, with the 23-time major champion Williams starting as the firm favourite. I don't know. It's going to be a close match, I think.

The policy is a rule on the women's tour but not the men's.

The defending champion must be considered the heavy favorite throughout the rest of the action at this year's US Open.

Sevastova said: "It was an wonderful journey, this three, four years".

And for the first time since 2006, the host country can have a man there, too.

She will play the victor of Tuesday's night match between Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova in the last four.

Sloane Stephens of the United States hits a return during the women's singles quarterfinal match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the 2018 US Open tennis championships in NY, the United States, Sept. 4, 2018.

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