US Open: Pliskova ousts Venus to reach last eight

Hard-hitting Czech Karolina Pliskova toppled two-time champion Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) on Monday to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the US Open.

Pliskova, who had never before made it past the third round of a major, derailed seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams’s bid to reach the last eight for the second straight year and scuppered a possible semi-final clash between Williams and her sister Serena.

 / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR
/ AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

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