NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Highlights from day 13 of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Saturday(times GMT):
2140 STEPHENS THRILLED AFTER ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ VICTORY
- “It’s incredible. I had surgery on Jan. 23. If somebody told me then I’d win the U.S. Open I would have said it’s impossible.” - Sloane Stephens on winning a major after spending nearly a year out of the game due to a foot injury.
- American Sloane Stephens beat compatriot Madison Keys 6-3 6-0 to win her first U.S. Open women’s singles title.
- Keys, playing with her right thigh heavily strapped, made 30 unforced errors, as a clinical Stephens, who made just six errors in the entire match, closed out the contest in an hour.
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2050 STEPHENS EDGES AHEAD IN WOMEN‘S FINAL
- Stephens won the first set of the women’s singles final 6-3 against Keys.
- Keys, the 15th seed, made 17 unforced errors, compared to just two from her unseeded opponent.
- Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Briton Jamie Murray won the mixed doubles title after beating Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus of New Zealand 6-1 4-6(10-8) in the final.
- The Swiss-British pair also won the Wimbledon title earlier this year.
- Swiss-British pair Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray play in the mixed doubles final against Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus of New Zealand at the Arthur Ashe stadium.
- The women’s singles final between Americans Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will be played at the main showcourt later on Saturday. (Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru, editing by Gene Cherry, Neville Dalton)