"Every moment I'm living right now is something special", Kvitova said.
"Now I'll play players who I've never seen or know their name, and you can't let up one point", Williams said.
There is no doubt that many eyes have been following Maria Sharapova's every move since she arrived in NY, and the maximum possible number had the chance to do so: all of her matches were scheduled in the biggest arena in tennis, Arthur Ashe. "She's played deep in the majors".
"She's one of the biggest hitters and a talented player".
However, the Czech survived three break points in a tense sixth game to remain within touching distance at 4-1, and she brought it back on serve a game later when converting with her first break point. "It was a hard time", Kvitova told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd after beating Muguruza. "I mean, she has a big serve, big server of course", she said. She lost at that stage to eventual champion Angelique Kerber a year ago. I feel very happy.
However, Williams was eliminated earlier Friday from a chance at the No. 1 ranking when Garbine Muguruza reached the round of 16.
Muguruza could become world number one for the first time, unless current number one Karolina Pliskova makes the final or fourth seed Elina Svitolina reaches the semi-finals.
They exchanged breaks to open the third set, but then Williams grabbed control to reel off the next five games, 6-1.
Sharapova, the 2006 US Open victor, has already beaten Halep and Hungary's Timea Babos in her first Grand Slam since serving a 15-month doping ban after testing positive for the blood booster meldonium, at the 2016 Australian Open.
Kvitova returned to the tour in late May at the French Open.
- Russian wild card Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the U.S. Open in the fourth round after losing 5-7 6-4 6-2 to Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.
She is in the quarterfinals in NY for only the second time in 10 tournament appearances; the other such run came in 2015, when Kvitova lost at that stage to eventual champion Flavia Pennetta. It was a vital hold, and she went on to break in the next and level the set at 4-4.
"Even though I was winning 4-1, I think she was playing great".
Sokha is facing charges of treason and espionage under article 443 of the country's Criminal Code, a government statement said. USA non-profit the National Democratic Institute and at least one other US charity were expelled from the country.
Across the bay, Livermore will expected to reach 115 degrees, a temperature last seen in 1950, forecasters said. Trost says the rail system also has paramedics and air-conditioner technicians on standby during the heat wave.
Streets in Briarforest, which was eerily empty and quiet Sunday, remained under about three feet (one meter) or more of water. The flooding damaged 40,000 to 50,000 homes in Houston and sent tens of thousands of people fleeing to emergency shelters.
The 25-year-old is expected to announce her engagement to former university classmate Kei Komuro , who works at a law firm. Komuro served as a "Prince of the Sea" for the tourism promotion campaign while Kamano acted as a "Queen of the Sea".
MSP also reminds motorists that the Mackinac Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:30 a.m. - noon on Labor Day. In addition to more troopers being out on the roads, more than 150 local enforcement agencies will have extra patrols.
Maybe that was expected as they played against what likely was the best defensive front seven they will face this season. It was the Hawkeye defense that shined throughout the day though, holding a potent Cowboy offense to just three points.
The 30-year-old had a promising start to his career but could never reach that early level after a serious knee injury in 2014. A year ago, the Texans thought so much of him that they gave him $72 million-and they weren't bidding against themselves.
It resulted not only in surging prices, but in lines at gas stations in Tennessee, where some stations' tanks ran dry. In Dallas, lines of cars a block long were common for the few gas stations that had gasoline to sell Thursday.