NEW YORK: Tennis Champion Venus Williams beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitov by 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2) on Tuesday in US Open.
On Thursday, Venus Williams clinched third US Open crown while she defeated 83rd-ranked compatriot Sloane Stephens in the final round on Saturday.
Stephens sustained left foot injury 11 months back ahead of coming back at Wimbledon. She displayed her best by defeating Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4).
Ever since January 2011, Venus Williams will come back to the world top five position for the first time.
“I’m so lucky to have triumph that match. It came down to the wire,” Williams stated. “I made efforts to tell myself take pleasure in the competition, enjoy the clash and I believe I was able to do that.”
Till now, Venus Williams has secured two titles in the US Open, one in year 2000 and another in year 2001.
In year 2017, she couldn’t able to clinch the title at Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
On the other hand, Kvitova clashed back from a five-month nonappearance following a knife-wielding home trespasser wounded her left hand previous December.
Venus Williams defeated Wimbledon champion by 5-3 and tried to clinch the first set, however, Kvitova take a lead by 3-0 when rain obligatory a shutting of the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof.
“That would be huge,” Williams stated. “I’d love that.”, she said
“This is amazing,” Stephens stated. “I hope there are four Americans in the semi-finals.” she said.