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Williams wins thriller against Kvitova in final-set tie-break to make semis

Venus Williams and Petra Kvitova shake hands a the end of their match
US Open
Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept
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Venus Williams reached her 23rd Grand Slam semi-final with a thrilling win over Petra Kvitova in a final-set tie-break.

The 37-year-old American won 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) in front of a rapturous night-session crowd in New York.

“I was so fortunate to win that match,” said Williams. “It came down to the wire and I’m hoping we have more matches like that.”

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