Venus Williams has failed to make it back to back Grand Slam final after losing to unseeded fellow American Sloane Stephens in the US Open semi final clash at Flushing Meadows.
Sloane Stephens held her own to beat Williams 6-1 0-6 7-5 to reach her first ever career Grand Slam final.
Speaking after her remarkable victory, Stephens said: “Having four Americans in the semi-finals, I think that says a lot about American tennis and where we are right now,”
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“I don’t think I would have had it any other way. I’m just super proud and honoured to be a part of what these four girls were, what we did tonight.”
Elsewhere, in another all American semi final, world number 15, Madison Keys dispatched Coco Vandeweghe 6-1 6-2 to take her place in the final.
The final between Stephens and Keys will be the first all American Us Open final since Serena Williams beat Venus in 2002.
Stephens and Keys will also be making their first appearance in a Grand Slam final.