US Open quarterfinals

Published 2143 GMT (0543 HKT) September 6, 2016
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Angelique Kerber, the Australian Open champ and Wimbledon finalist, moved into the semifinals at the US Open. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
But Kerber didn't have it all her way against Vinci. Vinci -- who stunned Serena Williams last year in New York -- led by a break at 5-4 in the first. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Vinci, though, couldn't serve out the first set and her level dipped thereafter. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Kerber didn't relinquish another game as she stepped up her game and Vinci faded. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Gael Monfils could be playing the best tennis of his career. He joined Kerber in the last four -- without dropping a set -- by beating Lucas Pouille. Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for USTA
Pouille, Monfils' fellow Frenchman, had upset Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images North America/Getty Images