Williams wins, makes US Open history

The 37-year-old Williams is in the quarter-final for the second time in three years

The quarterfinals of the 2017 US Open are set to get underway on Tuesday, and the big matchup will see Venus Williams take on Petra Kvitova. "There were no easy moments". The two then held serve to force a tiebreak.

"This match meant a lot to me, obviously, playing at home and of course it being a major", Venus said.

It has been nine years since Williams celebrated the last of her seven grand slam singles wins and 16 since she last lifted the US Open title and remains as hungry for trophies as ever. For the first time since 2002, she reached three Slam finals within a year.

Venus Williams, 37, reached the finals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon after not appearing in a final since 2009.

Her progress at Flushing Meadows has already guaranteed her a return to the top five of the world rankings for the first time since 2011.

Williams was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack your body's own cells and tissues. The younger Stephens had earlier beaten 16th-seeded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova with a gritty 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) show.

"I'm not sure about the grand slam titles", she added.

According to BBC Sports, Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe will try to join their compatriots in the last four when they play their quarter-finals on Wednesday. I didn't really play these kind of great players so far in the season when I came back.

Earlier, Williams had won the 2000 and 2001 USA crowns.

Kvitova's response was excellent.

Kvitova admitted to nerves in the final game before roaring to victory.

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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova (left) greets Spain's Garbine Muguruza after the Round 4 match of the US Open on Sunday.

In the tie-breaker, Stephens took four of the last five points, three on Sevastova errors before hitting a down-the-line backhand victor ensured her win to reach the top 35 in next week's rankings.

At those tournaments, as Williams walked away from her final match, she was able to look ahead to another Slam just around the corner. Each of their previous five meetings - four of which had been won by Kvitova - had also gone to a third set.

Williams has been struggling with serve-especially her second serve-which gives the edge to Kvitova. "So it took a while to accept some limitations", Williams said.

The flaming red, white and blue ball gleamed on the back wall behind her as Venus Williams blazed through a thriller.

"All I have known all my life was great American players", said Williams.

So, will we see a "Fedal" semi-final or will one of del Potro or Rublev destroy the script? "I wanted to be doing something about my future". I'm conflicted. My head says Kvitova, but my heart says Venus. So for her, I think to be playing well is such a blessing.

Williams paid tribute to Kvitova.

"I was surprised by how well she responded and how motivated she was to come back", said her coach, Jiri Vanek.

'To be able to come out here and do what she needs to do, to clear her head, it's such a attractive thing to see'. At Wimbledon, she said, "Yeah, sometimes, when I'm really thinking about it, I got a little weird inside". There is not anything bad you can say about Venus.

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