Venus wins, Konta crashes at US Open

US Open, Day 5: Match Points

Seeded No. 9, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams is the only US player in the men's or women's draw to have won a major singles title. All you have to do is pick your favourite from our list.

Rafael Nadal and Karolina Pliskova are the top two seeds in the men's and women's singles draws, respectively.

World No 2 Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina, victor of the WTA event in Toronto, and Britain's Johanna Konta will all feel that they have a chance, while Venus Williams will be eyeing her first title in NY since 2001.

The American, who moved into the second round of the US Open for the 19th time in her storied career, came into this clash with an 18-0 record in first-round matches at the Flushing Meadows.




But Williams, who has been regularly named as one of the highest-paid athletes by Forbes over the years, cherishes that time as a child.

We will also have coverage of the World Tour Finals in November with every match live on Sky Sports. But she hasn't gone past the second round in four tries at NY. But that didn't dim her hopes of claiming a first Slam title at the US Open.

Konta, who lost to Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals, figured to be Britain's best chance for a deep run these two weeks, because the country's top male player, Andy Murray, withdrew on Saturday with an injured hip. Williams, 37, has not won a major title since 2008, but has already played herself into the finals at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year and is still in good enough health to accomplish more.

There, Williams used well-placed serves and her trademark power to close out the set 6-3, blasting a forehand victor past her young opponent to clinch the opening set. "I want to find the recipe maybe this year, maybe that I have a little bit more confidence", she said. The Bryan brothers have 16 major titles to their name, but have not won a Grand Slam event since the 2014 U.S. Open. Leading Team USA will be five-time U.S. Open quad singles champion and eight-time Paralympic medalist David Wagner.

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