Venus Williams guarantees American US Open finalist after battling Petra Kvitova win

Williams secured the win (Picture: AFP/Getty)

There will be a home favourite in the final of the 2017 US Open after Venus Williams booked a semi-final clash with fellow American Sloane Stephens.

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The ninth seed downed Petra Kvitova 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) in an enthralling battle under the lights on Arthur Ashe to reach the semi-finals for the first time in seven years as she pursues a first title in New York since 2001.

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Kvitova was chasing her first ever appearance in the last-four at Flushing Meadows but was downed by the 37-year-old… Read the full story

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