US Open 2016, Day 8: As it happened

Venus Williams crashed out of the US Open 2016 while her sister Serena made it to the quarters.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 6, 2016 8:10 pm
Andy Murray will play in the evening shift at the US Open. (Source: Reuters)

Venus Williams failed to convert a match point and lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open to a player a dozen years younger than her, 10th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Pliskova reached the first Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career by coming back to edge seven-time major champion Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Monday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Simona Halep made the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the second straight year, beating Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets. The fifth-seeded Romanian won 6-2, 7-5 on Monday. She could face No. 1 Serena Williams next. The 22-time major champ plays Yaroslava Shvedova later in the day. Suarez Navarro, seeded 11th, was seeking the sixth Grand Slam quarterfinal of her career.

Juan Martin del Potro is back in the U.S. Open quarterfinals after Dominic Thiem retired in the second set of their match. The eighth-seeded Thiem took a medical timeout to have trainers look at his right knee after the set’s fifth game. He returned to the court for one point before deciding he couldn’t go on. Del Potro had won the first set 6-3 and was up a break in the second. Thiem, who turned 23 on Saturday, has had a breakthrough year, reaching the French Open semifinals and cracking the top 10. But the long season was starting to wear on his body.

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In men’s singles, Nishikori puts up a great game and wins the first set 6-3 against Karlovic

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Serena Williams drops only two games in the first set against Shvedova and wins it 6-2

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Serena Williams is up against Yaroslava Shvedova at the Arthur Ashe in women’s singles while Kei Nishikori is taking court against Ivo Karlovic in men’s singles

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India’s Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova enter round four of women’s doubles after a 6-4 7-5 win over Nicole Gobbs and Nao Hibino

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Stan Wawrinka is moving on! He beats Marchenko 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-3 to move into the quarters of US Open

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Pliskova had four match points and Venus was able to save one. But Pliskova beats Venus 4-6 6-4 7-6 to move into the quarters

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Down 0-40, Venus Williams saves three match points to win the game and force a tiebreak in the decider

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Pliskova breaks Venus Williams at 5-5 and will now be serving for the match and a place in US Open quarters

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Pliskova saves a match point and wins the tenth game to make it 5-5 against Venus

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Wawrinka drops the third set in the tiebreak against Marchenko but is still leading two sets to one

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Venus Williams holds and takes the lead against Pliskova 5-4 in the decider

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Marchenko, who was up 6-5, fails to break Wawrinka and win the set. We are moving into a tiebreak in the third set

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A break each for Wawrinka and Marchenko and they are tied 2-2 in the third set

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Pliskova takes the second set from Venus 6-4. We are heading into the decider at the Arthur Ashe

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Pliskova had a third break in second set but Venus breaks back to stay in the set. The American trails 4-5 after winning the first set

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Pliskova with two breaks and she has overturned Venus’ lead. She now leads the American 4-3 in the second set

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Stan Wawrinka dominates Marchenko in the second set and wins it 6-1 in 22 minutes. He leads 6-4 6-1

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Holds each for both Wawrinka and Marchenko but the number three seed leads 4-1 in second set

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Venus Williams breaks Pliskova for the first time in second set and takes a 3-1 lead

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Stan Wawrinka not letting the things go the way they did in first set! He races to a 3-0 lead against Marchenko in the second set

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Stan Wawrinka had to play hard for 45 minutes but he wins the first set 6-4 against Marchenko

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Venus Williams breaks Pliskova in the tenth game and takes the first set 6-4 against the Czech in 40 minutes

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Pliskova with a break in the ninth game after deuce. She manages to make it *4-5 against Venus

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Top game from Marchenko but he is yet to level with Wawrinka, who continues to holds lead. He leads 5-4 in first set

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Venus holds! She extends her lead to 4-1 in the first set against Pliskova

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Pliskova is on board! She holds in the fourth game and makes it *1-3 in the first set

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Stan Wawrinka with a break and two holds in the first set that have given him a 3-0 lead over Marchenko

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A break for Venus already! She takes a 2-0 lead against Pliskova in the first set

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Stan Wawrinka starts with a hold and wins the first game against Marchenko

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Venus Williams begins by holding against Pliskova in the first game. She leads 1-0

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And at the Arthur Ashe, sixth seed Venus Williams and her opponent from Czech Republic Karolina Pliskova are warming up

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In men’s singles, Stan Wawrinka has take court and he will be playing Illya Marchenko

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Simona Halep moves on! She defeats Navarro 6-2 7-5 to advance into the quarter-finals of women’s singles

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Simona Halep and Navarro are tied at 5-5 in the second set after Halep won the first

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Juan Martin del Potro is into quarter-finals after Dominic Thiem retires. He was trailing 3-6 2-3

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Disappointment for Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski as they lose their mixed doubles match against Anna-Lena Groenefeld-Robert Farah 6-1 2-6 8-10

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Simona Halep, after easily winning first set 6-2, is leading Navarro 2-1 in the second set

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Bopanna-Dabrowski vs Groenefeld-Farah is into super tie break and is now 8-8

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Juan Martin del Potro, after the medical timeout, loses only one game and wins three to win the first set 6-3 against Thiem

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Del Potro with a hold after the medical timeout and he now makes it 3-2 in first set

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Del Potro’s trainer is out to work on his shoulder! He is trailing Thiem 3-1 in the first set

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Simona Halep had raced to a 3-0 lead against Navarro but she lost one game before leading 4-1 in first set

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Thiem with a hold and break in the first set and he now leads Del Potro 3-1

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Bopanna-Dabrowski win the first set 6-1 against Groenefeld-Farah in their mixed doubles match

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Thiem holds his serve as well and he makes it 1-1 in the first set against Del Potro

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Del Potro and Thiem ready at Arthur Ashe and the Argentine begins with a hold. He leads 1-0 in first set

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Bopanna-Dabrowski get a hold. They are leading Groenefeld-Farah 2-1 in first set

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Navarro with a hold and break! She leads the fifth seed Simona Halep 2-0 in the first set

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Juan Martin del Potro and Dominic Thiem have taken court for their men’s singles last 16 match

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For India, Rohan Bopanna and his partner Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada are playing their mixed doubles match against Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia

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Simona Halep and Carla Suarez Navarro will be first up in women’s singles at the Louis Amstrong Stadium

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Young Frenchman Lucas Pouille scored a stunning five-set upset over 14-times grand slam singles winner Rafa Nadal, winning a climactic tiebreaker 8-6 to reach the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

Displaying poise beyond his years, the 22-year-old Pouille took charge early and led two sets to one, then rebounded after sagging in the fourth set to win 6-1 2-6 6-4 3-6 7-6(6) in a four hour, seven minute struggle against the fourth seed.

Playing in his third consecutive five-set match, 24th seed Pouille, still looking for his first ATP Tour title, showed that his quarter-final advance earlier this season at Wimbledon was no fluke.

“I couldn’t dream better than this,” he said in an on-court interview after falling flat on his back in celebration after his forehand winner ended the marathon on his fourth match point.

Pouille will play 10th-seeded compatriot Gael Monfils in the last eight.

Monfils advanced with a 6-3 6-2 6-3 victory winner against unseeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, and has yet to lose a set in the tournament.