Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in NY.
This time, Williams was two points from victory at 6-all in the tiebreaker but dropped the next two points and the set.
"I'm sure it's hard for her to deal with chasing the 24th Major, but we all hope she can release the pressure and win it eventually", Sloane Stephen said. We always have some really incredible matches.
Neither player is seeded, but Cornet has one of the strongest records against Williams (3-4) of any woman to play her that much.
Williams had a nightmare start in the opening set as she made an uncharacteristic 13 unforced errors as Stephens took the set 6-2.
Williams served a 124 mile-per-hour ace late in the third set, fastest of the tournament.
She could not do so, though, and Williams, watched from the stands by three-year-old daughter Olympia, began to play better and better as she pulled away to the finish line.
Ref says had 'no other option' but to disqualify Djokovic
After the ball was struck, it was immediately clear that she was hurt and the Serbian rushed over to check on her condition. He was 26-0 this year heading into Sunday's affair and was the overwhelming favorite to capture his fourth US Open title.
On Saturday 5 September, six-time US Open champion Serena Williams defeated fellow American Sloane Stephens in three sets, taking her to the final 16 of the competition.
Speaking at a virtual news conference after the win, Williams was asked how she copes with the pressure of regularly chasing records.
"I don't think she was paying attention, between you and me", she added.
"I just felt like everything was coming in, my toss, my rhythm". I don't think I did anything wrong, trying to stay in the match as best I could.
The 15th seed Canadian smashed 24 aces and 52 winners in a one-sided affair that saw Murray muster just two and nine respectively.
"I'm so moved by the outpouring of support behind my story about Kobe", Duncan said in response to the hashtag trending. "You have to come up with some great tennis". So I wouldn't want it any other way.
Earlier this week, Ohanian wore a mask that read "Vote Nov 3" while watching another match at the US Open, as a reminder of the 2020 US presidential election, which is due to take place on Tuesday 3 November.