Russian Federation superstar Maria Sharapova was hardly tested before rolling into last 16 with a convincing win against American teenager Sofia Kenin while former champion Marin Cilic of Croatia was knocked out from the US Open on Friday.
Next up for Querrey, the first American man to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals since 2011, is South Africa's 28th seed Kevin Anderson, who outlasted Italian Paolo Lorenzi 6-4 6-4 6-7 (4) 6-4.
"It doesn't matter if I played for a year, not even if I'm ranked 100 or number whatever, they're coming for me".
"For me, I am focused on myself and trying to be aggressive as possible", Williams said. "She was playing one of the best matches here". "When you look at center court, I understand completely the business side of things and everything, but someone who comes back from a drug sentence, and you know, performance enhancing drugs, and then all of the sudden gets to play every single match on center court, I think that's a questionable thing to do".
Sharapova, meanwhile, is playing in her first Grand Slam tournament after serving a 15-month doping ban.
"When you see the stress on the scheduling system because of the sheer number of matches that had to be played, it would be tough for it to be ideal for everyone", said Widmaier.
"I think some players have that", she said.
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Sevastova, a quarter-finalist in NY also in 2016, said she was happy to see Sharapova playing again and that she felt no desire to prove a point on behalf of her peers. She owns seven Grand Slam titles, including two in NY in 2000 and 2001. A year years later, she finally spoke up about the issue.
The 30-year-old Russian broke Kenin with a forehand victor after 66 minutes to swipe the first set, exchanged early second-set breaks on double faults then broke again in the sixth and last games for the victory. Like Sharapova, Kenin moved from Russian Federation to Florida to further her playing career.
The optics and cosmetics were seductive, but they weren't going to win Sharapova any matches or carry her to her first Grand Slam triumph since the French Open of 2014. She won a tournament in Stockton, Calif., and captured another event before the U.S. Open.
Sharapova said: "It's been a really great ride in the last week".
"But ultimately I can take a lot from this week. It's special. It's something that I think you should cherish for as long as you can". I didn't know that, so... Venus could return to the Top 5 for the first time since January 2011 if she advances to the semifinals, and could finish as high as No.2 if she wins the title and other results go in her favor.
"I can take a lot of examples from champions that are still playing, competing, and doing incredibly well, and that's inspiring".
That's a huge dollop of glamour and eyeball appeal gone from the U.S. Open, a Grand Slam with seriously dim wattage as the injury withdrawal and top seeds fly. Considering he had only dropped a set in four of the 16 matches he'd played against Youzhny, and won each set he played at Wimbledon this summer, he's looking rather human. "Despite not having the experience, she's a tough player".