- Donald Rumsfeld has ‘no idea’ if he paid taxes correctly
- Bradley Manning named honorary grand marshal of San Francisco Pride parade
- Look out PayPal: Facebook working toward mobile payments system
- U.S. rebukes Iran’s U.N. envoy pick over 1979 embassy attack
- Stoned mom avoids jail after driving 12 miles with baby on roof
- More than 100 ‘inappropriate’ encounters between NYC school staffers, students since 2009: report
- Joe Biden to Boston bombing survivors: ‘America will never, ever stand down’
- FBI failed to throughly vet Boston bombing suspect after Russian lead, report finds
- Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘scumbag’
- University: Help, our campus is too white
Stosur tops Robson to move to US Open quarters
“I got really excited because I thought they were waiting for someone who was actually famous,” she said.
Turns out, that someone was her.
Though her run at Flushing Meadows came to a close with a 6-4, 6-4 fourth-round loss to defending champion Sam Stosur, the 18-year-old Robson has certainly emerged as a player to watch in Britain. She knocked off two former Grand Slam champions and became the first woman from her country to get this far in a Grand Slam since Jo Durie at the 1991 U.S. Open.
“I can definitely take the fact that, you know, I’m up there with the top girls in terms of level,” Robson said. “I had two really, really great wins and a tough one today.”
Seventh-seeded Stosur moves on to play top-seeded Victoria Azarenka, who defeated Anna Tatshvili 6-2, 6-2.
In another fourth-round match, No. 11 Marion Bartoli defeated No. 5 Petra Kvitova 1-6, 6-2, 6-0. Bartoli will play the winner of Sunday’s late match between No. 3 Maria Sharapova and No. 19 Nadia Petrova.
Stosur was the latest major champion on Robson’s list and the teenager put up a good fight, saving eight match points after falling behind 5-2 in the second set. In the end, 41 unforced errors did her in.
And a good summer, as well. Robson teamed with Andy Murray to win the silver medal in mixed doubles at the London Olympics. She was ranked 111th in singles before Wimbledon and is projected to rise to around No. 75 after the U.S. Open.
“I said the other day that I felt like the level has always been there,” Robson said. “It’s just been putting it into the matches and managing to keep it for the whole match.”
“Sometimes, it takes a few of them to get through,” Stosur said. “Again, if you’re not doing the wrong things on those points, you can’t get too down on yourself.”
By returning to goodness, the nation can achieve greatness once again
- Fuel-filled wings, ability to swarm: Pentagon offers glimpse at future of drone fleet
- Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- U.S. military on high alert as Ukraine troops trade gunfire with pro-Russian militants
- Nevada Bundy ranch standoff could leave dirt on Harry Reid reputation
- Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea
- PHILLIPS: What did Harry Reid know and when did he know it?
- Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank Aaron hate mail: He's a 'scumbag'
- 'Culture of intimidation' seen in Nevada ranch standoff
- WEBER: Obamacare cuts home healthcare for millions of seniors
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.
Chaos as Manhattan building explodes