Maria Sharapova’s quest for a second US Open title came to an end with a fourth round defeat in the hands of 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.
Sevastova lost the first set, but bounced back in style for a 5-7 6-4 6-2 win to reach the US Open quarter-finals for a second straight year.
The 27-year-old will play Sloane Stephens next after the American beat Julia Goerges 6-3 3-6 6-1
“I did my best. I can be proud of that.”, said Sharapova, who only made it through to the US Open main draw due to a wild card.
Sharapova had already knocked out world number two Simona Halep on the first day of the tournament, and then beat Timea Babos and Sofia Kenin on her way to the last 16.
The 30 year-old is expected to return to the top 100 when the next rankings is released.
Elsewhere, favourite Garbine Muguruza was stunned by Czech 13th seed Petra Kvitova.
Kvitova, 27, fought back from 1-4 down in the first set to win 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.
She goes on to face Venus Williams in the last eight on Tuesday.
Venus Williams beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 3-6 6-1