Sloane Stephens celebrates her victory against Venus Williams in the women's singles semifinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Photograph: (AFP)
American Sloane Stephens beat Venus Williams in a tough three-set encounter
American Sloane Stephens beat two-time champion Venus Williams in a tough three-set encounter to reach the US Open women's finals at the USTA Billie Jean King national tennis center in New York.
Sloane, ranked 83 in the world, overcame the former US Open champion Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 to ensure a berth in Saturday's final.
In the other semi-final on Friday, Madison Keys beat fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to ensure an all-American final.