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Venus Williams knocked out of Miami Open

Venus Williams knocked out of Miami Open

Jelena Ostapenko booked a spot in the sixth WTA Tour final of her career after a straight sets victory over Danielle Collins at the Miami Open.

"The first time I saw Venus in the locker room, I almost cried". Stephens has rediscovered that balance of aggression and defense-lots of running with just enough shotmaking sprinkled in-that, at its best, can leave virtually any of her opponents in the dust. "This is such a special moment, I'm just trying to wrap my head around it". When the new rankings come out, she'll make her debut in the top 10.

Venus Williams, who also grew up playing on public court said: "You don't have to do it the traditional way". "Every match I've played in this tournament, I've gotten better. That's exactly what I did", said Collins to media. I mean, I've idolized her my whole life. "Just have to take advantage of the a year ago here!"

"I didn't have an easy upbringing".

"For me this is so incredible to have friends and family here".

"Playing on public courts helped give me a different perspective. She was much, much better than me if you look at the game". She's quick, but she appears not to strain at all, thanks to her silken movement and great anticipation. It was the first win for Carreno Busta in five matches against Anderson. "It's about going out to perform to win". "It's definitely a challenging thing to kind of focus on yourself, because I forgot about how to focus on myself since the day he was born". I wanted to be there mentally but my body was like, 'No, girl, have a seat'.

The 2017 French Open champion was on the attack for nearly the entire match with Svitolina content to play a counter-punching style. She was on the outer courts with 80 to 90 fans in the stands.

The final will be a meeting of two of last year's Grand Slam winners as the Latvian claimed the French Open crown and Stephens triumphed at the US Open.

"She's a fighter. She won the French Open".

In the semifinals Collins will meet No. 6 seed Jelena Ostapenko, who upset No. 4 seed Elina Svitolina 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).

"It's weird, what's going to happen to Crandon Park".

"I knew I was going to have to fight regardless of what happened last week", the former U.S. open champion stated, later on during her interview. Many talked of a lingering slump as she lost two first-round matches in Australia and vanished, but she was unfazed: "The two losses were no big deal".

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There could, however, be no sterner test for the 24 year-old than veteran Williams, who had fought her own battles to reach this stage, saving three match points in a marathon three-setter against Kiki Bertens in the round of 32. "I am not afraid to miss the ball and that helped me win the match". "So that was another very good serving performance from me".

"It's flawless conditions", said Isner, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals at Key Biscayne. "So I knew if I did that in the second I'd be right in there".

"As I said, just take care of my serve and hit my shots and just be calm out there and be relaxed". "I thought it's fun".


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