US Open

Keys advances to US Open quarter-finals

2017-09-05 07:37
Madison Keys (Getty)

New York - US 15th seed Madison Keys advanced to her first US Open quarter-final on Monday by defeating Ukraine's fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-6 (7/2), 1-6, 6-4. 

Keys, a 2015 Australian Open semi-finalist, will play 418th-ranked Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi on Wednesday to decide a semi-final berth. 

The loss ended Svitolina's hope to become world number one next week, a spot that will go to Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain unless current number one Karolina Pliskova, last year's US Open runner-up, reaches this year's final. 

Kanepi won her only match against Keys in 2015 on Madrid clay.

Results from Day 8 of the US Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):


Fourth round

Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-2, 6-4, 6-1

Andrey Rublev (RUS) bt David Goffin (BEL x9) 7-5, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x33) 6-4, 6-2, 7-5

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG x24) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x6) 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4


Fourth round

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x1) bt Jennifer Brady (USA) 6-1, 6-0

Coco Vandeweghe (USA x20) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2)

Madison Keys (USA x15) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 7-6 (7/2), 1-6, 6-4

Kaia Kanepi (EST) bt Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 6-4, 6-4

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