According to the USTA, tonight’s US Open will be just the sixth time in the Open Era that all four women’s semifinalists at a Grand Slam are from America.
All American Grand Slam Women’s Semifinals
2017 US Open (Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe, Madison Keys)
1985 Wimbledon (Chris Evert, Zina Garrison, Martina Navratilova, Kathy Rinaldi)
1983 Australian Open (Zina Garrison, Kathy Jordan, Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver)
1982 Australian Open (Chris Evert, Andrea Jaeger, Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver)
1981 US Open (Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Barbara Potter)
1979 US Open (Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova)
“It’s really amazing, not only for myself but just for American tennis,” Keys said after her win over Kaia Kanepi Wednesday night. “I’m really excited and, you know, proud of all of us for getting this far and having it going to be, you know, USA all the way.”
The 37-year-old Venus Williams is the only one of the four to have made the semifinals at the US Open before. She won the title in 2000 and 2001. Sloane Stephans, Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe are all appearing in their first US Open semifinal, the second of their career.
The US Open women’s semifinals are scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m., starting with No. 9 seed Williams vs. Stephens, with No. 15 Keys vs. No. 20 Vandeweghe to follow.
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Impressive that we get 4 US women in the semis at a tournament where Serena is not playing.
September 7th, 2017 at 11:47 am