Carla Suarez Navarro makes US Open quarterfinals, upsets Angelique Kerber in thriller


Seed No.18 Carla Suarez Navarro became the first quarterfinalist of the 2013 US Open by winning her first career meeting with eight-seeded lefty Anquelique Kerber in the first women’s singles match on Day 7.

In the first set Navarro was a break up 4-2, but in the end lost 6-4 in 45 minutes. The situation was similar in the second set, as the Spanish player was also leading, 5-0, before Kerber managed to approach to 3-5. This time, however, Navarro won the set, 6-3 in 44 minutes. The match was unpredictable from start to finish and was decided in the tiebreak of the third set, which Suarez Navarro quickly ran away with 7-3. Final score: 4-6 6-3 7-6(3).

This is Suarez Navarro’s first quarterfinal appearance at the US Open and she will meet world No.1 Serena Williams, who is leading their head-to-head record 2-0. Williams started her fourth-round encounter with Sloane Stephens much later, but finished it just minutes after Suarez Navarro, 6-4 6-1. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)



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