Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will meet Thursday in the semifinals of the 2017 U.S. Open. 

By Stanley Kay
September 07, 2017

Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will meet Thursday in the semifinals of the 2017 U.S. Open. 

This year's women's semifinals are all-American: Williams and Stephens are joined by Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe, who will also play on Thursday. 

Williams, 37, is aiming to reach her third major final of the season, a remarkable feat. She hasn't won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon in 2008. 

Stephens is playing her second major semifinal. She has never appeared in the final of a major. Stephens's comeback from foot surgery has been remarkable: After sitting out last year's U.S. Open and rehabbing for much of 2017, the 24-year-old American is on the cusp of the biggest title of her career. 

Both players needed three sets in their quarterfinal to reach the semifinals: Williams beat Petra Kvitova, and Stephens topped Anastasija Sevastova. 

One thing is certain: Thursday's match will be must-watch.

How to watch

Time: 7 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Live stream: Watch the match online with Watch ESPN

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