Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point against Illya Marchenko of the Ukraine during their 2016 US Open Men's Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 5, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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Stan Wawrinka reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for a fourth successive year Monday with a massive 6-4, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3 win over the Ukrainian journeyman Illya Marchenko.Third seed Wawrinka, a semi-finalist in 2013 and 2015, will take on 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the last-four. Czech Karolina Pliskova toppled two-time champion Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.Pliskova, who had never before made it past the third round of a major, derailed seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams' bid to reach the last eight for the second straight year and scuppered a possible semifinal clash between Williams and her sister Serena. Fifth-seeded Simona Halep beat 11th-seeded Spanish rival Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5 on her way to reach the quarterfinals.
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