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Serena Williams avenged her major loss to Sloane Stephens, pulling away from the young American for a 6-4, 6-1 win to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
Stephens beat a hobbling Williams in the quarters of the Australian Open in January.
"She's definitely a good player, so it felt like something bigger, but I just had to stay focused for the moment," Williams said in an on-court interview.
In the rematch Sunday, the 16-time Grand Slam champion served big and controlled points against the 20-year-old. From 4-4 in the first set, Williams won eight of the last nine games.
"The whole time I just tried to do what I wanted," she said. "Stay calm, stay relaxed, stay composed."
The 15th-seeded Stephens hung with the defending champ for most of the first set. After Williams broke to go up 4-2, she broke right back.
Serving at 4-5, Stephens had six of her 29 unforced errors. She was able to save two set points, but twice failed to capitalize when sh...
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Serena Williams dismissed the idea quickly and completely.
There's no way, the U.S. Open's defending champion and top-seeded woman insisted, that there is any chance of easing up at all or letting her guard down a tad in the quarterfinals.
Really? Even after coming off a much-hyped, intense victory over 15th-seeded Sloane Stephens in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows...
Top-ranked and top-seeded Serena Williams advanced to the US Open semifinals with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-0 win Tuesday over 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
Williams is looking better and better with each match at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. With two more wins -- no matter the exact scores -- she'll earn a fifth title at Flushing Meadows and 17th major...
Serena Williams breezed into the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a predictably comfortable win over Yaroslava Shvedova on Friday and next up faces one of only three women to beat her this year.
Williams, the top seed and defending champion, beat the 78th-ranked Kazakh 6-3, 6-1 in a match that wrapped up past 1 a.m. local time.
Her next opponent will be American compatriot Sloane...
The Serena Williams who won the US Open on Sunday didn't flinch at any foot-fault calls.
She looked very different from the player who took the court at Flushing Meadows in past years, yet exactly the same. And that is how Williams is dominating tennis as she nears her 32nd birthday.
She has figured out how to play passionately and placidly all at the same time.
I can see why some players get intimidated by Serena on the court.
(September 1, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – For a match labeled a potential epic, the match failed to live up to its billing as No. 1 Serena Williams gained a bit of revenge on No. 15 seed Sloane Stephens on Sunday when the veteran took out the youngster at the US open on Sunday 6-4, […]
Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are through to a highly anticipated matchup in the round of 16 at the U.S. Open, where they're joined by a less expected American, Alison Riske.
Maybe's Riske's run isn't that much of a surprise considering her recent surge. The 23-year-old Pittsburgh native came into the summer having never accomplished any of these feats: winning...
(August 31, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – In a match which ended at 1:05 in the morning, No. 1 Serena Williams beat No. 78 Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-1 to set up a fourth round match with Sloane Stephens at the US Open. “I think it will be a good match,” Williams said. “I […]
US OPEN New York, NY, USA August 26-September 9, 2013 Grand Slam Hard/Outdoors Results – Friday, August 30, 2013 Wopmen’s Singles – Third Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 63 61 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (32) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 64 76(1) (5) Li Na (CHN) d. (30) Laura Robson (GBR) 62 […]
US OPEN New York, NY, USA August 26-September 9, 2013 Grand Slam Hard/Outdoors Results – Sunday, September 1, 2013 Women’s Singles – Fourth Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (15) Sloane Stephens (USA) 64 61 (24) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 64 64 (5) Li Na (CHN) d. (9) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) […]