Keys and Stephens secure places in all-American women's US Open final

Highlights of US Open 13th day

"She made it to the final of a Grand Slam", he said.

Stephens won them both and wound up getting 10 of the final 11 points, the last one on Williams' exhausted-looking service return. Both women are also Americans, like Williams and Stephens, comprising an All-American semifinal, and accordingly, a final.

Sloane Stephens watched January's Australian Open from her couch, a large cast on her left foot rendering her immobile and raising questions in her mind about her ability to bounce back from the injury.

The world number 83, playing her second major semi but first since 2013, took her chances and delivered in huge moments during a thrilling final set. "But if there's someone I have to lose to today, I'm glad it's her".

Saying earlier she was simply happy to be running around on courts, Stephens did a lot of running on Saturday to deny the 22-year-old Keys in what turned out to be a one-sided contest.

Seven-time Grand Slam champion and ninth seed Williams made 51 unforced errors which costed her the match. She was unstoppable thereafter, closing the set 6-3.

CoCo Vandeweghe outlasted Karolina Pliskova 6 (4)-7 (7), 3-6 while Madison Keys overpowers Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 to be in the semifinals. She said it herself, maybe I should retire today because this is the best day, I can't top this.

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Since then, she has racked up 14 wins in 16 matches, reaching the semi-finals in Toronto and Cincinnati before making a second career semi-final at the majors in NY.

"I said to her that I wished it could have been a draw".

She sealed a straightforward win on her third match point when Keys sent yet another forehand into the net.

"She is one of the greatest players, forceful and elegant, I have everything nice to say about her".

"We'll see a lot more of her in the finals in the future", Feehan said. Stephens took the first set in just 32 minutes against Keys, the higher ranked of the pair.

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