Last Russians knocked out of US Open

The last two Russians at the US Open, Vera Zvonareva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, have had their campaigns at Flushing Meadows ended.

Australia’s Samantha Stosur defeated second seed Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-3 in the women’s quarter-finals of the US Open on Thursday.

On paper, the ninth-seeded Stosur’s 6-3, 6-3 victory looked like an upset but it was the 2010 French Open finalist’s seventh successive victory over the Russian.

Stosur was joined in the last four by three-time US Open winner Serena Williams, who proved too strong for 17th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Serena breezed to a 7-5, 6-1 victory, despite hitting just one ace during the game.

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