The 13 US women to reach Wimbledon quarter-final this century: Emma Navarro joins club

Serena Williams and Emma Navarro
Serena Williams and Emma Navarro are both Wimbledon quarter-finalists.

American women have a great history of success at Wimbledon this century, and that has continued in 2024.

Emma Navarro has become the latest US star to reach the last eight at the All England Club, after an opening week of hugely impressive performances.

Ahead of the last eight, we look at every US woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-final this century.

Venus Williams

One of the greatest Wimbledon champions of all time, Venus started her domination of the event in 2000.

She would claim her first SW19 title that summer, and after defending her title in 2001, she would again win the title in 2005, 2007, and 2008.

Throughout her epic career, she also reached another four finals at the All England Club.

Serena Williams

Also progressing to the last eight in 2000 was Serena, who would ultimately lose in the semi-final to eventual champion Venus.

However, she would become a regular fixture at the business end of the event, progressing to her first final in 2002 – beating her sister in the final.

Serena would claim a staggering seven Wimbledon titles in total, alongside three further finals and several other deep runs.

Lisa Raymond

Raymond was best known for her doubles success but the US star was also a strong singles player, reaching 15th in the world and winning four career titles.

One of her best Grand Slam runs came at SW19 at the turn of the century, being one of five US stars in the last eight in 2000.

She defied her unseeded status to reach the last eight, where she was beaten by Serena.

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Monica Seles

Originally from Yugoslavia, tennis icon Seles represented America during the latter stages of her career, and was still often a regular figure in the latter stages of majors.

The former world No 1 reached the last eight of Wimbledon in 2000, beaten by Lindsay Davenport, and progressed to that stage in her final SW19 appearance in 2002.

Lindsay Davenport

Davenport’s sole Wimbledon title came in 1999, but she featured heavily at the event in the early stages of the century.

The former world No 1 was beaten by Venus in the 2000 final after downing Seles in the last eight, and again lost to Venus in an epic final in 2008.

Davenport was also a semi-finalist in 2001 and 2004, and a quarter-finalist in 2003.

Jennifer Capriati

Another American great of the early 2000s, former world No 1 and three-time Slam winner Capriati also went deep at Wimbledon.

Having progressed to the last four as a teenager in 1991, she reached that same stage again in 2001, beating Serena in a thrilling three-set quarter-final to reach that stage.

Capriati then reached the last eight for the following three years, before retiring from the sport in 2004.

Sloane Stephens

Former world No 3 and US Open champion Stephens has never really loved the grass, but did reach the last eight during her breakthrough 2013 season.

The 17th seed battled her way into the quarter-finals, where she was beaten by eventual champion Marion Bartoli.

Coco Vandeweghe

A consistent Slam performer during the peak of her career, former Australian Open and US Open semi-finalist Vandeweghe twice reached the last eight at SW19.

She first reached that stage in 2015 when she delivered a spirited display in a three-set loss to Maria Sharapova, before tasting defeat to Magdalena Rybarikova in 2017.

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Madison Keys

Keys was agonisingly close to a third Wimbledon quarter-final this summer, before her heartbreaking injury versus Jasmine Paolini in round four on Sunday.

The US star first reached that stage as a 20-year-old in 2015, with former finalist Agnieszka Radwanska needing three sets to halt Keys’ charge through the draw.

Nine years later, she was back in the last eight in 2023, the 25th seed defying her ranking to go deep in the draw, and only be beaten by Aryna Sabalenka.

Alison Riske

One of the more surprising names on this list, grass-court specialist Riske produced one of the shocks of the tournament to reach the last eight in 2019.

After beating Belinda Bencic in round three, the unseeded star then stunned world No 1 Ashleigh Barty to reach her first major quarter-final, where she pushed Serena Williams to three sets.

Amanda Anisimova

Another surprise name to feature here, big-hitting Anisimova embarked on one of her best Grand Slam runs at the Championships in 2022.

The 20th seed defeated Coco Gauff in round three to progress to week two, and then ended the dream run of Harmony Tan before tasting defeat to former champion Simona Halep in the last eight.

Jessica Pegula

A consistent major performer in recent seasons, Pegula completed the set of Grand Slam quarter-finals with her Wimbledon run in 2023.

The fourth seed dropped just one set on her way to the last eight, though then suffered a surprise loss to unseeded eventual champion Marketa Vondrousova.

Emma Navarro

One of the most improved players on the WTA Tour, Navarro is now rewarded for her efforts with a first Grand Slam quarter-final.

After beating Naomi Osaka in round two, the 19th seed outclassed and outhit world No 2 Coco Gauff to win their round four contest – denying the second seed her first Wimbledon quarter-final.

She now faces seventh seed Jasmine Paolini for a place in the last four.

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