The crowd was undoubtedly ecstatic, and Keys herself admitted to feeling extra nerves and pressure with so much at stake. Now, Keys and Vandeweghe will be competing alongside Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens as the Americans continue their march through the U.S. Open.
"He's a total legend", Williams said. And while the seven-time Grand Slam champion might choose to forget, we never do.
But she did have the tale of being dropped by coach Craig Kardon after a first-round French Open exit.
The women's semifinals are scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m., starting with No. 9 seed Williams vs. Stephens, with No. 15 Keys vs. They met in the 2009 U.S. Open final, when del Potro won his only Grand Slam title and ended Federer's run of five championships in a row in NY. That was Venus' last appearance in the final at Flushing Meadows. Vandeweghe might just be third-time lucky because she is the mentally stronger of the two and is desperate to reach her first US Open final after a lacklustre showing in the past few years.
The 24-year-old American made her tennis comeback at Wimbledon this summer after being sidelined for 10 months with a stress fracture in her foot.
A pretty stacked women's team in Rio included both Williams sisters, Keys, Stephens, Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Stephens beat No. 30 seed Julia Goerges, of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the US Open quarterfinals for the first time.
The other semi will see Keys, another player making a surprising run for the title after coming back from injury, going up against Vandeweghe in a battle of big-hitters. "But now I'm afraid to, like, play in the sun, because I haven't done it in two weeks". She will play No. 16 seed Anastasija Sevastova for the first time ever at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Keys is trying to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the first time in her career.
The biggest way in which he's helped, Vandeweghe said, "is channeling my intensity and tenacity out onto the court and putting it into a singular focus". But she was, sadly for Brady, at her blistering best in the warm sun of Arthur Ashe. I'm really happy that none of us are playing each other.
Her third-round victory ended at 1:45 a.m., the second-latest finish for a women's match at the U.S. Open.
"Yeah, I'm really excited and, you know, proud of all of us for getting this far and having it going to be, you know, United States of America all the way". "Coco has an wonderful serve".
"When I won this event as a junior I always dreamed about being here on the real stage", said the 25-year-old. "She's obviously playing remarkably".