Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open with an Achilles tendon injury shortly before facing off against Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros.
World number one Novak Djokovic, returning to Grand Slam action for the first time since his US Open disqualification, eases past Sweden's Mikael Ymer, ranked 80, in straight sets.
Austria's Dominic Thiem steamed into his first US Open final after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5).
Serena Williams crashed out of the US Open semifinals after losing to Belarusian Victoria Azarenka.
Austrian Dominic Thiem beats Australia's Alex de Minaur to advance to US Open semifinals to meet Russian Daniil Medvedev
Despite the loss Rogers will hold her head high after the 27-year-old saved four match points to defeat Petra Kvitova to reach her first US Open quarterfinal.
World number one Novak Djokovic is sensationally disqualified in fourth round after striking a female line judge inadvertently with a ball following a point during a match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta.
A dominant Williams sailed through the first set at Arthur Ashe Stadium, closing out the first game with one of seven aces on the match before breaking her unseeded opponent's serve on the second game to take an early 2-0 lead.
Novak Djokovic extends an undefeated run in 2020 to 25 matches as top-seeded Karolina Pliskova was stunned in straight sets by France's Caroline Garcia, the world number 50.
Organisers of the tennis tournament have quietly removed Benoit Paire from the draw, with the Frenchman later confirming on social media that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
Djokovic advances to the quarter-finals where he will play German Jan-Lennard Struff who defeated seventh seed David Goffin 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
The 33-year-old Serbian has won five of the past seven men's singles Slam crowns but came to the US hardcourts only after assurances from European officials that players returning from the US would not face a long quarantine before upcoming events.
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