But she couldn't convert two break chances in the 10th, and after Williams saved two set points Kanepi knotted the match with a service victor on her third set point.
Kanepi had the chance to break back as Serena double-faulted but she shanked a backhand, then the former No.1 sealed an ace and a service victor to consolidate the lead.
But having taken her first set against Williams in five career meetings, there would not be a second.
Any tension inside a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium, however, was quickly eased as a ruthless Williams stormed through the opening set in 18 minutes for the loss of a measly six points.
Pliskova defeated Williams in the semi-finals in NY in 2016.
Pliskova played more aggressively, as her 15 net points testified, and showed a more reliable second serve to produce her 37th win of the season and advance to quarter-finals stage at US Open for the third consecutive year as she was runner-up in 2016 and lost in the quarter-finals twelve months ago. She missed her Australian Open title defense, not returning to the tour until March.
But the league and union put that on hold after the Miami Dolphins faced backlash for classifying the protests as conduct potentially detrimental to the team putting players at risk of fines or suspensions.
"She has a really good forehand".
"It wasn't easy, obviously, I think one thing she did well was change her strategy and started doing just a completely different game and gave me a different look to her game", explained Williams, who laid down 18 aces.
Plislkova's runner-up finish to Kerber in the 2016 US Open remains her best Grand Slam finish, but Williams noted she briefly gained the number one world ranking previous year. "It will be an interesting match". Pliskova saved three further chances to break back, looking more solid and tactically smart on big points.
"I feel like it's important for women to know that it doesn't happen like that in the Instagram world. For sure, there is always a chance for me".
Notable wins include her defeat of No. 6 seed Sam Stosur in the first round at Wimbledon in 2010, No. 9 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the third round at Roland-Garros in 2012, and No. 7 seed Jelena Jankovic in the first round at Wimbledon in 2014, to name a few.
He controls the first touch on the half turn, swings round and shoots above Etheridge's outstretched arms. Goals form Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette sealed an important win.
As many as 15,000 members of the public waited in line for hours, as temperatures climbed above 100F, to pay their respects. Twenty-four sitting US senators, four former senators and other leaders were among those expected at Thursday's memorial.
Pedro then scored with a deflected effort to put the hosts ahead in the 72nd minute before Eden Hazard rounded off the win. It took Chelsea over 70 minutes to break the deadlock, but their opening goal finally came courtesy of substitute Pedro .
Palestinian leaders have cut contact with the US since the Trump administration backed Israel's claim of Jerusalem as its capital. Senior members of the Trump administration have been overtly critical of UNRWA, including national security adviser John Bolton.
There are also two cut-out bikini shots of women either side of Berry's picture but the photograph does not reveal their faces. On Tuesday, DailyMail.com published resurfaced photos of Prince Harry's dorm room while he was a student at Eton College .
Two sources familiar with the dossier told Reuters on condition of anonymity that Ohr had no role in its compilation. According to the Times, Ohr and Steele first discussed flipping Deripaska in November 2014.
In addition, the Google Assistant is likewise armed with Google Now cards wherein users can see contextual action chips. For example, you are now able to view multiple alerts at the same time courtasy of a new notification stream.
And, in true hockey/Canadian fashion, ball caps littered the Rogers Centre field after the Bringer Of Rain's "Hat Trick". The Blue Jays are reportedly kicking in $2.7-million to cover some of Donaldson's salary for the rest of the season.
The bipartisan bill passed 61-18 and will now return to the Senate before being sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto. The federal government could sue the state of California over the law, leading to an eventual showdown in the Supreme Court.
The storm has gained a little more strength and is expected to move into the Central Pacific Basin (crossing 140 W) later today. In Hawaii after the arrival of hurricane lane set a new record for the number of showers in the United States.
Zverev sails into third round at U.S. Open
That was the first career Grand Slam final for Keys, who was one of four American women in the semifinals a year ago at the U.S. Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be back on Arthur Ashe in prime time, facing American Tennys Sandgren.
Energy department intervenes to keep petrol price increase down
Radebe said that the fuel price was driven by global factors - such as the rand exchange rate, the worldwide price of crude oil. If the current trend continues, both petrol and diesel prices will have a double digit price growth in the current fiscal year.
Colin Kaepernick appears in provocative Nike ad
The initial image, announced through Rovell, has a close up of Kaepernick's face with the caption: "Believe in something . Colin Kaepernick is not on an National Football League roster, but he does have his own ad campaign, courtesy of Nike .
Tropical Storm Gordon drenches South Florida
The system was lashing Florida with tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains Monday morning, according to the hurricane center. At the time, peak sustained winds were 45 miles per hour , but wind gusts were in the 50 mph-to-60 miles per hour range.
African leaders trooping to Beijing for 2018 FOCAC summit
Ramaphosa was hosted by Jinping at the State House on Sunday and will on Monday co-chair a Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Both leaders later addressed a press conference where illegal migration and other issues were discussed.