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Alas, they both ended their US Open runs today: Sharapova as the lightning rod comeback queen after her 15 month absence and Shapovalov as the new king of the north.
For what it’s worth, analysts Brad Gilbert and John McEnroe are both calling the latter mentioned Canadian a future Grand Slam champion, and at only 18, we have to agree that his electrifying run here was the very definition of next gen tennis.
Also, this kid is seriously delightful. After missing 11 months due to surgery on her right foot, Stephens reached the Open quarterfinals Sunday and climbed from 957 to 83 in an incredible jump in the WTA rankings.
Call her “Sloane Ranger,” call her “Sloane Danger,” but before this is over, she just might be called 2017 US Open champ.
Sloane Stephens: reached US Open quarterfinals for the 1st time.
After ending Maria Sharapova’s US Open run, Anastasija Sevastova was asked about the prospect of facing American Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals. “I hope it’s going to be on Ashe, and I hope we can put on a show,
” she said. It’s the second consecutive year the Latvian has been one of the last eight women standing here. Just once more for emphasis: 2002.
CoCo Vandeweghe, Jennifer Brady and Madison Keys will all make a run for the quarters Monday, and Stephens and Venus Williams advanced Sunday.
Venus, who beat Carla Suarez Navarro in three sets, is now the only US Open champ left in the women’s field. Why do we love Venus so much? Besides her resiliency, her game, her class, her competiveness, her style . do we have to stop? One more: She also somehow goes with the flow.
I gotta flow. You gotta flow? So let it go. Yeah. No. 17 Sam Querrey won in straight sets to advance on his home turf. to reach the quarters at the Open since Andy Roddick and John Isner in 2011.
But we just have to leave this here because honestly, how can you not root for a guy who can not only win but also rock a sombrero? Amazing. And yes, even at 36, Roger Federer will always be the ultimate cool kid.