Sharapova’s run ends, Nadal & Federer still alive
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The top seed in this year’s U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal (left), defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament. He will face Andrey Rubliev. The unseeded Russian knocked off the ninth seed, Belgium’s David Goffin to advance. And on Rubliev saying he has nothing to lose against Nadal? “Well, of course he’s young, but at the same time, he’s in quarterfinals,” said Nadal. “He has a chance to be in the semifinals for the first time of his career, and I have been there couple of times. So of course he has things to lose.” (PHOTOS: MICHAEL O'KANE)
The top seed in this year’s U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal (left), defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov in three sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament. He will face Andrey Rubliev. The unseeded Russian knocked off the ninth seed, Belgium’s David Goffin to advance. And on Rubliev saying he has nothing to lose against Nadal? “Well, of course he’s young, but at the same time, he’s in quarterfinals,” said Nadal. “He has a chance to be in the semifinals for the first time of his career, and I have been there couple of times. So of course he has things to lose.” (PHOTOS: MICHAEL O'KANE)
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With Serena missing this year’s tournament to give birth to her first child, Venus was the only Williams sister in the 2017 U.S. Open. She’s handled herself admirably, advancing to the quarterfinal round where she will take on 13th-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
With Serena missing this year’s tournament to give birth to her first child, Venus was the only Williams sister in the 2017 U.S. Open. She’s handled herself admirably, advancing to the quarterfinal round where she will take on 13th-seeded Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic.
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After serving a 15-month suspension for taking meldonium, which she did under a doctor’s prescription, Maria Sharapova came into this year’s Open through a wild card berth. She took full advantage of the opportunity, knocking off two-seed Simona Halep and winning two more matches before getting eliminated.
After serving a 15-month suspension for taking meldonium, which she did under a doctor’s prescription, Maria Sharapova came into this year’s Open through a wild card berth. She took full advantage of the opportunity, knocking off two-seed Simona Halep and winning two more matches before getting eliminated.
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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will both live to fight again in Queens.

The third seed and top-ranked, respectively, in this year’s U.S. Open both made it into the quarterfinal round of eight. Nadal defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in three sets, while Federer made quick work of Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Up next for Federer is Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

“It’s a good match to look forward to,” Federer said. “Reminds me clearly of the 2009 finals that we had, which was an epic, too. I hope we can produce another good one.”

Meanwhile, four Americans made it to the quarterfinal stage on the women’s side, including Venus Williams, who came into the tournament seeded ninth. The others include CoCo Vandeweghe, Madison Keys, and Sloan Stephens.

“Over time I’ve learned that I can push myself a lot further than I thought I could,” Williams said in her on-the-court interview following her victory over Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. ““I think success breeds success. If you win, you learn how to win, and you win more.”

Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova saw her magical ride come to an end. After being suspended for a drug violation, Sharapova got into this year’s Open thanks to a wild card berth.

She shocked the number two seed, Simona Halep, in the first round, and then defeated Timea Babos of Hungary and Sofia Kenin of the United States before falling to Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in three sets.

It’s been a really great ride in the last week,” Sharapova said. “Ultimately I can take a lot from this week. It’s great to get that major out of the way. It was an incredible opportunity.”
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