Stosur: First Australian woman in the quarter-finals since 1986

Fifth seed Samantha Stosur became the first Australian woman in the US Open quarter-finals since Wendy Turnbull in 1986 by defeating Russian 12th seed Elena Dem

updated: September 06, 2010 18:10 IST
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New York :

Samantha Stosur saved four match points in the latest-finishing women's match in US Open history on Monday to beat Russian 12th seed Elena Dementieva 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7/2) and reach the quarter-finals.

The French Open runner-up from Australia will play for a semi-final berth against defending US Open champion Kim Clijsters, the second seed from Belgium who ousted Serbian former world number one Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1.

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