Wang stuns No. 2 seed Barty to reach U.S. Open quarterfinals

Wang stuns No. 2 seed Barty to reach U.S. Open quarterfinals

Wang claimed a 6-2 6-4 win, denying Barty the chance to play Williams in the quarter-finals, but the French Open champion was able to look back on her grand slam season with satisfaction. "It was like, Oh my God. I felt like she was able to put the ball with great depth in hard positions for me", Barty said. "I just want to enjoy now and my coach will tell me how to play next". In women's singles, Ash Barty will play against Wang Qiang, another important match to look out for.

"It's been incredible. Yeah, I mean, it's a tough day at the office today, but it's been a year where we've hit our goals".

Barty, who beat Wang twice a year ago in their only prior meetings, was undone by 39 unforced errors at Louis Armstrong Stadium.

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It means the Briton has now reached the last eight of every slam in her career.

"He helped me a lot".

"I'm really pleased (with that achievement)", Konta said at a media conference.


The Bryan brothers, winners of 16 Grand Slam doubles titles as a team, went on to win the second-round match 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 against Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain and Argentina's Federico Delbonis. "I don't think that is appropriate".

But after suffering five first-round defeats in his past six tournaments, the 2017 season-ending championship victor has rediscovered his touch at the final slam of the year.

Williams had to take a medical timeout but said she felt "good" afterwards, and her spirits will likely have been boosted by the exits of Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova.


Qiang isn't the most heralded women's tennis player, but is one of the WTA Tour's better players from the baseline.

"To make the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the third time this year is a massive achievement for me". After that, the Australian showed some flashes of her best form, but whenever the former world number one appeared to find some rhythm, she would stutter immediately on the big points. "Just as easily I could have lost in the first round - I was playing a great player (Daria Kasatkina)".

"But I think overall she just went for it, she played more aggressive than maybe the matches what we played before".


Next up for Konta is the victor of the night match on Arthur Ashe Stadium between fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina and No. 10 Madison Keys.

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