Williams, Kvitova to lock horns in US Open quarters

Kvitova buried doubts that she would never play again with a stunning victory over the world No 1

Zverev, a left-hander, sought treatment from a trainer for his left shoulder during the match. "You can't replicate that anywhere, especially at a Grand Slam. So ..."

Sevastova will face unseeded American Sloane Stephens, who reached her first quarterfinal in NY by eliminating No. 30 Julia Goerges 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Kvitova admitted to nerves in the final game before roaring to victory. But far more remarkable is the fact that she's playing at all: In December, a man broke into her Czech Republic apartment and attacked her with a knife, badly injuring her left hand.

Petra Kvitova did not come to the US Open planning to reach the quarterfinals or beat a top-five opponent to do so.

The 28th-seeded South African eliminated unseeded Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Sunday night.

Anderson improved to 2-9 in fourth-rounders at majors.

Kvitova eliminated Spanish third seed and two-time Slam victor Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 while Williams beat 35th-ranked Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Williams is the oldest woman entered at 37 but was this year's Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up.

The No. 9-seeded Williams is trying to get to her third Grand Slam final of the season. She was 19. Kvitova's story is more hopeful but it's not only her courage you want to cheer but also her forehand which could be the coolest weapon of carnage on tour. Muguruza found Kvitova's form astonishing considering what she has been through. The American prevailed in three sets against Carla Suarez Navarro earlier on Sunday. Last year's champion, Angelique Kerber, lost in the first round. Querrey gave the host nation its first male quarterfinalist in NY since 2011 by compiling 55 winners and only eight unforced errors while easily beating No. 23 Mischa Zverev 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

And she's doing all this six years after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that dropped her ranking to as low as No.137 in 2012. In the quarters, Carreno Busta will play No. 29 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, while No. 17 Sam Querrey of the United States takes on No. 28 Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov is the youngest man to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round since Michael Chang was 17 in 1989.

"I just worry about the next match and the next match and the next match", Muguruza said.

For 11 straight years, she topped the Forbes list before slipping to second last year and dropping from the list completely for 2017.

Maria Sharapova is headed to a third set yet again at the U.S. Open. His loss means there will be a first-time Grand Slam finalist this year from the bottom half of the draw.

Cilic won the 2014 title at Flushing Meadows. She had never previously won a match in Arthur Ashe Stadium and had often struggled in the heat and humidity on past visits.

The Czech 13th seed fought back from 1-4 down in the first set to win 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.

Now she is into the second week at a major for the first time since the 2015 French Open. Up until the match point at 5-2, Kvitova seemed unstoppable.

Sam Querrey followed Kvitova on to the court and hit an extraordinary 55 winners and only 8 unforced errors to thrash Mischa Zverev.

Shapovalov is trying to become the youngest USA men's quarterfinalist since Andre Agassi in 1988. So although both players come into Tuesday's match with momentum, it is Williams who arrives with urgency.

No. 17 seed Sam Querrey, the only American left, faces No. 23 seed Mischa Zverev at night.

Williams, the 9th seed, will now go up against the victor of the matchup later on Sunday by the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova and Spain's Garbiï Muguruza.

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