Vandeweghe fights hard for US Open quarter-final berth

New York - US 20th seed CoCo Vandeweghe advanced to her first US Open quarter-final on Monday by defeating 37th-ranked Czech Lucie Safarova 6-4, 7-6 (7/2).

The 25-year-old American, a semi-finalist at the Australian Open in January, will next face Czech world number one Karoline Pliskova for a berth in the semi-finals.

Results from Day 8 of the US Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):

Men

Fourth round

Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-2, 6-4, 6-1

Andrey Rublev (RUS) bt David Goffin (BEL x9) 7-5, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER x33) 6-4, 6-2, 7-5

Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG x24) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x6) 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4

Women


Fourth round

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x1) bt Jennifer Brady (USA) 6-1, 6-0

Coco Vandeweghe (USA x20) bt Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2)

Madison Keys (USA x15) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 7-6 (7/2), 1-6, 6-4

Kaia Kanepi (EST) bt Darya Kasatkina (RUS) 6-4, 6-4
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