Defending champ Sloane Stephens knocked out of U.S. Open in quarterfinals

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Anastasija Sevastova

Defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, this year’s No. 3 seed, lost Tuesday to No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3. Stephens, appearing affected by stifling New York heat, had trouble putting the ball away during crucial long rallies.

“You don’t win matches when you don’t take your opportunities,” she said after the match.

Sevastova, 28, is the first Latvian woman ever to make the U.S. Open semifinals.

She advances to a semifinal match against Serena Williams, who won her quarterfinal match Tuesday against Karolina Pliskova, 6-4, 6-3.

[New York Post, Chicago Tribune]
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