Williams beats Kvitova to book semi-final ticket in US Open

Lagos, Sept. 6, 2017 (TNE) Venus Williams has reached the semi-finals of the US Open tournament by beating Petra Kvitova , 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) in a quarter final match.

Kvitova, twice Wimbledon champions, seeded 13 took the game to the tie break after winning the second set.Williams, 37, former Wilbledon champion, took the first set before the Czech took the second and the game went to a tie break.

Ninth seed Williams said shortly after the match “I would love the top four, five to be that (American) again. That would be huge. “When situations get hairy and it’s crazy out here, I try to tell myself to enjoy the competition and enjoy the battle.”

Kvitova is coming off an impressive fourth-round straight-sets win over Spain’s world number three Garbine Muguruza, who many had picked to win the tournament Williams, who beat Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the last eight, got to the final at this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon and is gunning for her first grand slam title since
2008. (TNE)

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