LONDON, Great Britain – Men’s World No.1 Andy Murray was quick to remind reporters at a Wimbledon press conference of the American women’s performance at Grand Slams.
After his shock quarterfinal defeat to US player Sam Querrey earlier in the day, Murray was told by a reporter that his opponent was the first American player to reach the semifinals at a major since 2009.
Murray interjected, “male player,” reminding journalists of the women’s achievements during their male counterparts’ Grand Slam drought.
Venus Williams, a five-time champion, is currently in the Wimbledon semifinals - but she’s not the only American woman to reach the last eight in a Grand Slam in recent years.
Here are all the American women who’ve reached the semifinals or better since 2009:
Venus Williams: 2009 Wimbledon final, 2010 US Open semifinals, 2016 Wimbledon semifinals, 2017 Australian Open final, 2017 Wimbledon semifinals
Serena Williams: 2009 Australian Open champion, 2009 Wimbledon champion, 2009 US Open semifinals, 2010 Australian Open champion, 2010 Wimbledon champion, 2011 US Open final, 2012 Wimbledon champion, 2012 US Open champion, 2013 French Open champion, 2013 US Open champion, 2014 US Open champion, 2015 Australian Open champion, 2015 French Open champion, 2015 US Open champion, 2015 US Open semifinals, 2016 Australian Open final, 2016 French Open final, 2016 Wimbledon champion, 2016 US Open semifinal, 2017 Australian Open champion
CoCo Vandeweghe: 2017 Australian Open semifinals
Madison Keys: 2015 Australian Open semifinals
Sloane Stephens: 2013 Australian Open semifinals