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Serena Williams Praises Kaepernick for Starting Anthem Protests

03 September, 2018, 20:42 | Author: Delia Walker
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Nadal, a three-time Open victor and the defending champion, needed four sets but topped Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 in the fourth round on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

A year and a day after the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia, she was even more dominant in the first set against Kanepi, taking just 18 minutes to inflict a bagel on her opponent.

"It wasn't an easy match at all", said Williams, who let out what she called a "Serena scream" after ripping a backhand cross court to hold serve in the opening game of the third set.

This isn't the first time Williams has spoken out against police brutality: Back in 2016, she wrote a lengthy Facebook post in which she reflected on how she became nervous when she spotted a police vehicle while her 18-year-old nephew was driving. But Williams slammed a whopping 46 winners during the encounter, including a staggering 18 aces.

After holding serve in a close first game to open the third, belting a backhand victor and letting out a "Serena scream" -Williams took control with a break for 2-0. The second set against Kanepi is the first Williams has lost in this U.S. Open, and the effort it took to raise her level back to be in shape to win the third set so assertively was impressive.

This was filled with big hitting by both women, along with all manner of shifts in momentum and quality of play.

"It will be, for me, a dream to play again on Arthur Ashe, and to play Serena, because obviously last match we played, I won".




"I know she has a big game, but I have a big game, too", Pliskova said after her 6-4, 6-4 win over Australian Ash Barty on Sunday.

Pliskova defeated Williams in the semi-finals in NY in 2016.

If she defeats Pliskova she could face defending champion and fellow American Sloane Stephens in the last four.

Sevastova toppled seventh-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 1-6, 6-0, leaving just two of the top 10 women's seeds remaining. She punctuated her 17th ace of the game with a huge "Come on!" to go up 5-2.

Serena Williams' yells of "Come on!" crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round US Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting.

Williams is still going, on to a matchup with eighth-seeded Karolina Pliskova. Then she lobs me to my forehand. I think what I have improved most is my fitness.

Plislkova's runner-up finish to Kerber in the 2016 US Open remains her best Grand Slam finish, but Williams noted she briefly gained the number one world ranking past year.

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