Sloane Stephens in US Open semifinals; Carreno Busta wins

Querrey celebrates after his fourth-round

Kelsey Anderson is the wife of Kevin Anderson, the South African who played Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals late yesterday, head of her husband's support team and a woman fast forging a reputation as a force behind his resurgence.

As he digested congratulatory texts from compatriots such as Wayne Ferreira, the last South African man to make the semi-final of a major in Australia in 2003, and golf superstar Ernie Els, a four-time major victor, the 31-year-old Anderson has bigger targets.

While legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are each one win from meeting for the first time at the US Open in a potentially epic semi-final on the other half of the draw, this side is guaranteed to produce a first-time Slam finalist.

Next up in the last four is another tough match against Argentinian Spanish 12th seed, Pablo CarreƱo Busta.

"I manage his book-keeping and I will deal with flights and hotel bookings", she said in an interview. "I am very excited to be in the semi-finals". "Only one guy can go through, and Kevin's pretty tough".

Not surprisingly, the pair shared 42 aces between them (Anderson 22, Querrey 20) and three tie-breaks, with Anderson coming back from 2-5 down to win the first and 17th seed Querrey levelling in a thrilling second-set decider.

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"I always try to practise with him because it's really important to me, to be near the best players and practise with them", he told reporters on Sunday.

The clock ticked past midnight as they entered a second tie-break, and Querrey nearly let slip an even more dominant position, allowing 6-1 to become 6-6 before finally taking his eighth set point.

It was the South African who drew first blood, winning the final five points of the first-set tie-break after Querrey had seemed poised to take it. "You know, it just happened really quick, I guess".

"I have put in a lot of work".

"I felt I did a fantastic job resetting". "He's so overly aggressive". These matches, it just comes to a point here and there.

The Spaniard denied Schwartzman on a break point in the fourth game, and on 6-of-8 in the match, then broke again in the seventh game before holding for victory in just under two hours.



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