American Alison Riske, who lost to Angelique Kerber on Friday, has made the third round or better in three consecutive Grand Slam events and is sure to break the top 50 in the new WTA rankings.
All eyes will be on the Serena Williams-Victoria Azarenka tilt Thursday. But there are two other semifinalists who might just put on a better show.
Semifinalists Sam Stosur and Angelique Kerber belonged on Arthur Ashe Stadium, writes Viv Bernstein, but the men got center stage instead.
ESPN's Prim Siripipat catches up with Viv Bernstein and Jane McManus to talk about the U.S. Open's rain policy, Venus Williams and the remaining women in the U.S. Open.
Saturday's semifinals will pit world No. 1 and defensive maven Caroline Wozniacki against the unofficial No. 1 player and all-time great Serena Williams.
"Caroline in the City" has been renewed for another round. Wozniacki defeated Andrea Petkovic in straight sets to advance to the semis, where she'll face Serena.
The quarters feature such familiar names as Williams, Wozniacki and ... Angelique Kerber? Introducing two of the lesser-known players in the final eight.