(Reuters) - Form guide for Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova ahead of Thursday’s U.S. Open semi-final clash against Serena Williams (prefix number denotes seeding):
Height: 1.7 metres
Plays: Right handed
WTA ranking: 18
Grand Slam titles: 0
Best U.S. Open result: Semi-finals 2018
Sevastova upset defending U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens on Tuesday, defeating the third-seeded American in straight sets to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.
The Latvian claimed her third career WTA title at the Bucharest Open in July, beating Petra Martic in the final.
Sevastova is making a stellar comeback to professional tennis with a career best Grand Slam performance after retiring from the sport in 2013 due to a string of frustrating injuries.
ROAD TO SEMI-FINALS:
First round: beat Donna Vekic (Croatia) 6-2 2-6 6-3
Second round: beat Claire Liu (U.S.) 6-3 6-1
Third Round: beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 4-6 6-1 6-2
Fourth Round: beat 7-Elina Svitolina(Estonia) 6-3 1-6 6-0
Quarter-finals: beat 3-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 6-2 6-3
Compiled by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru