Stephens hit 27 unforced errors and lost 6-2 6-3 on Arthur Ashe Stadium. "I just kept fighting". "Today was just a tough day". She recovered from foot surgery that forced her to miss most of the season and from a ranking that had fallen to almost 1,000 to win her first Grand Slam all inside a year. The 25-year-old had, last year, shrugged off a long injury layoff to win the title in 2017.
She now awaits the victor of Williams and Karolina Pliskova.
As the intense heat at Flushing Meadows continued, Del Potro and Isner exchanged big serves in what was at times a fairly attritional affair.
"Considering previous year after this tournament I s*** the bed for like 10 tournaments in a row, I definitely don't have any points to defend", she said.
Sevastova praised Stephens for her serve and movement, the weight of her shots and the quality of her spin. The petite Latvian was seen constantly frowning and mumbling to her box.
Juan Martin del Potro reached the US Open semi-finals for the third time Tuesday, defeating John Isner 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 and ending American hopes of a first men's champion at the event since 2003. Also good serve and moving well. I made the most of it this week or the last 10 days, whatever it was.
For a spot within the semi-finals of the event, Stephens will compete with the tennis participant from Latvia Anastasiya Sevastopol, which is within the fourth spherical beat Ukrainian Elina Svitolina. She couldn't convert four chances to break in that game that lasted 18 points, and Sevastova then quickly broke her for a 3-1 lead.
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It was Stephens' less-heralded Latvian opponent who has been taking her opportunities in NY.
Osaka had it much easier, continuing what's been a largely dominant run through the draw by winning in just 57 minutes, the third time in her five matches she didn't even have to play an hour. Sevastova actually retired from tennis for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, so she's coming back in a big way. But having returned to tennis in 2015, Sevastova has risen steadily through the ranks and is now ranked No 18 in the world.
Victory will put him into a 29th semi-final at the majors.
Stephens, who was visibly struggling under the sauna-like conditions, simply had no answer for the steady stream of drop shots sent her way by Sevastova, who later said she was not trying to take advantage of the conditions. "Maybe the top 100". Right now you're in the tournament, you're playing next tournament next week, and you don't feel it.
"To reach the semi-final again here in NY in my favourite tournament is very special to me", said Del Potro after his eighth win over Isner in 12 meetings. I'm happy, of course, to be in the semifinals again. "That was the only difference I think".
"In the end it's fantastic, you can't believe it. After I stop, I will look back and be proud of myself, I am sure".