Americans to face off in US Open semifinals, a first since 1981

Vandeweghe in action today

Vandeweghe in action today

They will play the top seeds, Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray. Their serves make you wonder why so numerous women serve so poorly. "I think if I allow her to do that, then she's going to be on the winning side of the coin".

It's recent history, too: in early August, Keys took down Vandeweghe in the Stanford final, 7-6 (6), 6-4; two weeks later, in Cincinnati, Keys once again got the better of her compatriot, this time by the closer margin of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Her third-round victory ended at 1:45 a.m., the second-latest finish for a women's match at the U.S. Open.

Meanwhile Rafael Nadal has taken a two sets to love lead over young Russian Andrey Rublev in the men's quarter finals.

On Monday night, 15th-seed Keys upset No. 4 Elina Svitolina 7-6 (7-2), 1-6, 6-4 to further increase the chances of an all-U.S. final. All five months were very tough.

"Yeah, I'm really excited and, you know, proud of all of us for getting this far and having it going to be, you know, United States of America all the way".

Federer brings an 11-0 record against No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber into their night matchup.

In January, Vandeweghe advanced to a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time at the Australian Open.

"I think success breeds success", Williams said after Sunday's fourth-round win. I learned that at 20, 21, where a lot of people learn that in juniors. "I didn't play with much tactics". Arthur Ashe Stadium celebrates its 20th year and will do so with a landmark occasion.

With Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe each advancing to the singles semifinals of the 2017 US Open, it marks the first time all four women's singles semifinalsts have been American at a major tournament since Wimbledon in 1985 and at the US Open since 1981. "I don't think something is going to change if you are No. 2", Pliskova said afterwards.

Pliskova leaves NY as, at best, the No. 4 player in the world. So I can't even imagine the pressure he was under.

Pliskova is on a different level though, and if Vandeweghe is to survive, then serving at a high percentage and hoping she can produce something in the tiebreaker will have to be the plan. Serena has knocked Venus out of majors ten times, and seven times at the last hurdle in the final.

All that's left is for her to go out and play the match of her life, like she's been doing pretty much all season. Keys, the 15 seed, won 6-3, 6-3 to earn her second ever trip to the final four of the event. That distinction will belong to Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain. In the victory, Vandeweghe won 81 percent of her first serve points and 40 percent of her second serve points.

She's also heard questions about her family's athletic feats. I try to move forward as best I can, and I've always done that.

"If someone would have told me when I started at Wimbledon that I'd be in the semi-finals, I would have said they're insane". "She came out playing, I felt, like the No. 1 player".

Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens, CoCo Vandeweghe and Madison Keys, who all represented Team USA at Olympic Games Rio 2016, are the last four women standing and will face off on Thursday for a spot in the final. Her opponent, Estonian player Kaia Kanepi, has struggled with plantar fasciitis throughout the year and had limited playing time.

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