US Open: Serena Williams vows no letdown after Stephens victory

Serena Williams, who at 31 would be the oldest women's champion in US Open history, will face Spanish 18th seed Carla Suarez Navarro for a semi-final berth and the four-time US Open champion promised she would not relax her standard.

updated: September 02, 2013 09:18 IST
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New York: World number one Serena Williams felt like she had reached a Grand Slam semi-final or final after ousting rival Sloane Stephens from the US Open, but vowed no letdown for her upcoming quarter-final.

Defending champion Williams, seeking her 17th Grand Slam title and fifth US Open crown, took an emotional 6-4, 6-1 triumph over the US 15th seed on Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"The quality of the tennis was great," Williams said. "It definitely had feelings more of a quarter-final or a semi-final match."

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