US Open 2017: Classy Petra Kvitova topples third seed Garbine Muguruza

Petra Kvitova hits a forehand

Over all, it's a very good tournament for me.

"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".

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