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Summary

  1. Venus Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 3-6 6-1 in last 16
  2. Two-time US Open champion through to quarter-finals
  3. Maria Sharapova loses 5-7 6-4 6-2 to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova
  4. Garbine Muguruza v Petra Kvitova - 01:00 BST start approx

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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That's our US Open coverage done for the evening.

We'll be back tomorrow for Pliskova v Brady. Sleep well!

'Do you hear that energy?'

Williams 6-3 3-6 6-1 Suarez Navarro

Venus Williams, speaking after her three-set victory: "The energy of the crowd here, do you hear that energy? It makes me feel I got to hit a winner, I got to hit an ace. I love it here.

"I don't know how to explain my longevity. If I did I would bottle it and sell it. My sister and my family motivate me a lot.

"I am focused on myself and being as aggressive as possible. Nobody gives you a Slam, you got to take it and I am trying to take it."

Williams 6-3 3-6 6-1 Suarez Navarro

To put Venus’ 19 Slam wins in context: Across eight tour events this season, Venus has won 14 matches.

Williams 6-3 3-6 6-1 Suarez Navarro

Venus quotes Billie Jean King - "power is privilege" - as she gives her post-match interview.

She says the crowd pushed her to do something special as the game went on.

Williams 6-3 3-6 6-1 Suarez Navarro

Carla Suarez Navarro leaves the stadium to a nice ovation from the crowd.

Williams will go on to face either Garbine Muguruza or Petra Kvitova in the quarters.

Game, set and match - Williams

Williams 6-3 3-6 6-1 Suarez Navarro

That'll do it, though!

A drop shot goes over the net, and Williams pirouettes as Arthur Ashe stands and applauds he. She looks chuffed to bits.

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*Williams 6-3 3-6 5-1 Suarez Navarro

Oops! There goes the first one, as Williams goes for the big forehand winner, and ends up leathering it long.

*Williams 6-3 3-6 5-1 Suarez Navarro

There's a touch of discomfort on Venus' face as she feels at her left hip, but she's been moving around relatively smoothly.

A litany of errors from a deflated Suarez Navarro, and three match points come racing along for Williams.

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Williams 6-3 3-6 5-1 Suarez Navarro*

A 111mph serve comes Suarez Navarro's way, and just as Venus looks to be in cruise control, a double fault comes crashing down.

That forces deuce, but Suaez Navarro lashes a forehand long and then into the net to hand Williams the game. She's just one away.

Williams goes double break up

*Williams 6-3 3-6 4-1 Suarez Navarro

A shank from Suarez Navarro has Williams dancing about, trying to keep track of the ball, but it lands out of bounds for 0-15.

An ace restores parity, but Williams has gone up a notch. A superb backhand volley puts Williams two points up - and she goes cross court with a belter to go a double break up!

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Williams 6-3 3-6 3-1 Suarez Navarro*

That's a superb point!

The two players are up at the net, volley meeting volley, drop shot meeting drop shot, and eventually it's Suarez Navarro that gets the extra bit of space and smashes over the winner.

Williams cracks down an ace to take it to 40-15, though, before Suarez Navarro's forehand finds the net.

Williams breaks

*Williams 6-3 3-6 2-1 Suarez Navarro

Back-to-back volleys from Williams put her in control of the game, and then a loose forehand from Suarez Navarro hand her two break points.

The crowd noise goes up a notch, and Venus responds with a cross-court swipe that her opponent plans long. The first break of the final set goes her way.

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Williams 6-3 3-6 1-1 Suarez Navarro*

There's a gorgeous red sky above New York. It'll be another late night for the folks at Flushing Meadows.

Williams whizzes to a 40-0 hold, then makes a mess of a whippy forehand. A forehand error from Suarez Navarro allows her to hold, though.

*Williams 6-3 0-1 Suarez Navarro

Suarez Navarro makes a decent start to the decider, as Williams continues to falter.

At 40-15, the Spaniard finds a gap to land a forehand winner to hold.

Williams 6-3 3-6 Suarez Navarro

There's a pleasing symmetry in that score.

Game and second set - Suarez Navarro

Williams 6-3 3-6 Suarez Navarro

Williams was 40-15 to the good, and yet Suarez Navarro is so consistent, and so determined, that it's drawing the errors out of Williams. We're at deuce.

And now Venus goes into the net! Set point to the Spaniard - and she gets it as a Williams backhand goes long.

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*Williams 6-3 3-5 Suarez Navarro

Two fine winners down the line from Suarez Navarro, and she's on course for a love hold before a Williams backhand goes firing beyond her.

That's, er, not so good though. Williams goes for a volley and ends up pushing it into the net. Ouch. Suarez Navarro is a game away from forcing a decider.

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Williams 6-3 3-4 Suarez Navarro*

Williams is fuming as she gets a backhand all wrong and plonks it into the net.

She still holds to 15, mind. Still trailing by a break.

*Williams 6-3 2-4 Suarez Navarro

Williams steadies herself, cracks out a smash that Suarez Navarro somehow returns - and she follows it with another smash that goes cracking beyond her opponent.

Williams then has her opponent stretching, charging away from the court - and Venus, with all the time and space she could ask for, prods a tame forehand into the net. Oops.

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Williams 6-3 2-3 Suarez Navarro*

Another break point comes Suarez Navarro's way as Williams overhits, but Williams rescues it as she controls a rally and draws the error out of the Spaniard.

Williams advances, hurrying Suarez Navarro, and she nets, but Williams picks a dreadful time to cough up another double fault. 40-40 again.

And, er, she follows up that double fault with a fine ace. Another big, body serve and Suarez Navarro's return is long. Williams holds.

Williams gets a break back

*Williams 6-3 1-3 Suarez Navarro

Hello. That's better from Venus. A big forehand is followed by the backhand winner, and she goes 0-30 up.

Suarez Navarro is having none of it. She rescues two points before Williams comes up to the net and hits a backhand volley with pinpoint accuracy onto the baseline. Break point.

And she'll take it with a push out wide that Suarez Navarro can't return.

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El Diego into quarters

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Flushing Meadows

There is a collective sigh from the French quarter of the media centre as their man Lucas Pouille's hopes end against Diego Schwartzman on Grandstand.

The 5ft 7in Argentine - nickname "peque" ("small") - has played superbly on his way to the last eight, urged on by a large contingent of compatriots in the crowd. "I think I am 30% and they are 70%," he says on court after a 7-6 7-5 2-6 6-2 win.

Double break for Suarez Navarro

Williams 6-3 0-3 Suarez Navarro*

Williams lofts the ball into the air, giving herself time to move, and Suarez Navarro responds with a beaut of a winner down the line.

Here's break point - and she'll take it as Williams goes long!

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Williams 6-3 0-2 Suarez Navarro*

Williams served up a game of double faults against Maria Sakkari in the third round. Her service game is still a bit off here as she loses sight of the ball toss yet again.

She's moving her feet better though, going deep behind the baseline to keep herself in a fine rally, but eventually she slaps her forehand long. Just the 24 shots in that rally...

Here's deuce, and Williams gets the advantage with a volley. Suarez Navarro isn't giving up that easily, though, and crashes a winner beyond Williams. Back to 40-40.

Murray & Soares march on

Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares continued the defence of their men's doubles title by defeating Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner in the second round.

Murray and Soares edged a tie-break to take a tight first set and then broke in the eighth game of the second set to win 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.

In the third round, the fourth seeds will face Swede Robert Lindstedt and Jordan Thompson of Australia, who defeated Britain's Ken Skupski and Australian John Millman in round two.

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*Williams 6-3 0-2 Suarez Navarro

Another drive volley from Williams and again, she gets her angles wrong, sending the ball soaring between the tramlines.

Suarez Navarro steps in and launches into her backhand to consolidate her break.

Suarez Navarro gets early break

Williams 6-3 0-1 Suarez Navarro*

Suarez Navarro has won three matches against Williams before - and two of those she came from a set down to win.

There's another double fault from Williams, and in no time at all, Suarez Navarro has brought up three break points.

An ace saves the first, but the Spaniard clatters a forehand past her to break!

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Williams 6-3 Suarez Navarro*

Four double faults from Williams in that set, and all of them came in one game. She's won 91% of the points up at the net, though.

She'll serve to kick-start the second set.

Game and first set - Williams

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Suarez Navarro saves the first as a Williams backhand goes long.

She can't save the second, though! A whippy forehand is called out, and the first set goes to the American.

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*Williams 5-3 Suarez Navarro

Carla Suarez Navarro is having a rough time with the sun, which has decided to make an appearance. It's right in her eyes as she goes to serve.

Williams, however, has none of these problems. She races to two set points courtesy of a cracking forehand winner at the net.

Williams 5-3 Suarez Navarro*

Williams exhales as a deep backhand from Suarez Navarro takes it to 30-30, before the American moves forward to hammer over a forehand winner.

And now Suarez Navarro has gone long on the forehand. Venus is a game away from taking the first set.

Williams breaks again

*Williams 4-3 Suarez Navarro

Suarez Navarro comes up to the net and dinks over a drop shot, before she moves to 30-15 with a spinning strike down the line.

However, Williams claws her way to break point with a furious forehand winner - and she gets it as Suarez Navarro errs on the backhand!

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Suarez Navarro breaks back

Williams 3-3 Suarez Navarro*

Here's another break point as the Williams backhand finds the net - and Suaraz Navarro will get the break through a wild return from Williams.

What a mess of a game from both players, really.

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Williams 3-2 Suarez Navarro*

The forehand is wild from the Spaniard. Back to deuce.

Williams 3-2 Suarez Navarro*

Into the net goes Suarez Navarro, but a mangled, two handed forehand from Williams just about makes it over the net and bounces out of bounds.

A fine forehand winner thuds on the baseline from Williams, but she coughs up yet another double fault - her third of the game - to take it back to deuce.

And another! Consecutive double faults, and it's advantage Suarez Navarro...

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Williams saves two break points

Williams 3-2 Suarez Navarro*

An ace out wide is followed up by two nasty double faults from Venus. That ball toss is not right.

Ooh, what was that?! Williams has control for a rally, leaps to meet Suarez Navarro's return - and skews the ball into the net as she attempts an overhead. That hands the Spaniard two break points!

The first is saved as a backhand curls wide, and Williams snaffles a deuce as she pushes her opponent right into the corner of the court.

*Williams 3-2 Suarez Navarro

A few tame returns from Williams find the net, before she gets a cheer from the Arthur Ashe crowd with a backhand down the line.

Suarez Navarro keeps her cool, though, and draws the error from Williams to hold serve.

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Williams 3-1 Suarez Navarro*

That's a great shot from Williams, a two-handed backhand, up at the net, and Suarez Navarro slaps her response long.

And there goes the forehand winner. A hold for Venus.

Williams 2-1 Suarez Navarro*

Ooh! That's an almighty backhand down the line from Suarez Navarro, with a whip of the wrists for good measure, to get the first point on the Williams serve.

A fine angled return throws Williams off and she lashes the ball high into the air. In fact, Venus isn't having much fun with the ball toss, and she puts all her frustration into a hammered forehand winner.

Another corker down the line from Suarez Navarro, and we're into deuce.

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Shapovalov stars on and off court

Piers Newbery

BBC Sport at Flushing Meadows

Denis Shapovalov has not just been wowing the fans on Arthur Ashe Stadium this week, he's also been impressive down in the media room.

"I grew up wanting to play tennis. I want to try to change the sport first of all in Canada, but definitely in America. I think I'm making an impact, and hopefully I can continue to do so, because for me the best thing in life is to see kids looking up to you and just aspiring to be like you."

Michael Downey, who recently left his role in charge of the LTA to rejoin Tennis Canada, must think all his Christmases have come at once.