US women’s tennis finally has worthy successors to Serena and Venus
It is semi-final time in the US Open on September 7, Thursday (Friday morning in Pakistan and India), as the two women’s singles matches will be played on the show court at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It is interesting that all four semi-finalists are Americans even in the absence of the country’s best player Serena Williams.
In the first semi-final, Venus Williams will take on Sloane Stephens.
Stephens, 24, vaulted into the international spotlight in 2013, when at 19 she beat Serena Williams to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open and made a run to the Wimbledon quarterfinals during the summer.
She was met with lofty expectations by many as the next big thing in American tennis.
In the other semi-final, CoCo Vandeweghe will play Madison Keys. Except Venus, none of the other players have ever won a Major.
Venus meanwhile is looking for her third US Open title.