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Patna : World No 18 in WTA rankings Anastasija Sevastova, 28, Latvia, stunned defending champion and World No 3 Slaone Stephens, 25, USA, in the quarter-finals of US Open championship on September 4, 2018, night. Anastasija beat Stephens in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 to enter the semi-finals of US Open 2018.

Anastasija won 5 break points in the match to 2 by Stephens. She also won 4 games in a row to 2 by Stephens. Anastasija has entered the semi-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. She had reached 4th round of Australian Open in 2011.

With the defeat of Stephens, top 7 women tennis players of world including World No 1 Simon Halep and World No 2 Caroline Wozniacki are out of the tournament.

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