World number nine, Venus Williams needed a dramatic final set tie breaker victory over Czech’s Petra Kvitova to reach her 23rd career Grand Slam semi-final.
37-year-old Venus defeated Kvitova 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) in two hours and 35 minutes to make her first US Open semi final in seven years.
Speaking immediately after the game, Venus said: “I was so fortunate to win that match,”
“It came down to the wire and I’m hoping we have more matches like that.”
All smiles after a tough #USOpen battle.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 6, 2017
Next up for Venus Williams is fellow American, Sloane Stephens, who Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-4) to reach her first career Grand Slam semi final.
Venus Williams, who won the US Open in 2000 and 2001, is having a remarkable 2017, reaching Australian Open and Wimbledon final.