US Open 2017: Keys, Stephens, Vandeweghe, Venus Williams into 1st all-American Major women’s SFs in 32 years
Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and Coco Vandeweghe make up an all-American semi-finals line-up at Flushing Meadows
Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and Coco Vandeweghe each advanced to the singles semi-finals of the 2017 US Open, marking the first time all four women’s singles semi-finalists at a Major have been American since Wimbledon in 1985 and at the US Open since 1981.
Only five times in the Open Era (since 1968) has a Major tournament featured four American women’s semi-finalists:
1985 Wimbledon (Chris Evert, Zina Garrison, Martina Navratilova, Kathy Rinaldi)
1983 Australian Open (Zina Garrison, Kathy Jordan, Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver)
1982 Australian Open (Chris Evert, Andrea Jaeger, Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver)
1981 US Open (Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Barbara Potter)
1979 US Open (Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova)
The women’s semis are scheduled for Thursday 7 September at 7pm, starting with No9 seed Williams vs Stephens, and followed by No15 Keys vs No20 Vandeweghe.