A two-week journey is about to reach an end at Flushing Meadows in New York and has two unlikely players as the leading characters of the closing party. Sloane Stephens will meet Madison Keys for the women's crown at 2017 US Open. It's been an all-American showdown as the semis featured four home crowd's favorites. Venus Williams and Coco Vandeweghe have also reached the last four stages. The interesting fact is the final will feature two players who started to work on their comebacks earlier this summer after having to deal with injuries. Moreover, it's the first Grand Slam final appearance for both, so nerves and emotions are expected to be at high levels when they meet in the final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sloane Stephens topped Venus Williams

Ranked 83rd in the world before the US Open, Sloane Stephens, 24, got past the 37-year-old Venus Williams at the best-of-three set encounter. It was her fourth three setter she had to play throughout this tournament, and it may hint that her physical capabilities are doing well. Against Venus, she had a blistering start cruising through the opening set. She went on to win it by 6-1 without facing a single break point. The second set saw Venus changing sides with Sloane as the 37-year-old delivered a bagel to crush Stephens by 6-0.

The third set started with Williams losing on her own serve in the inaugural game, and despite Sloane's effort to disrupt the balance, they went toe to toe up until 5-5.

A deflated Venus lost her serve, and then her opponent served out the match converting the first match point chance she had.

Madison Keys keeps a clean sheet against Coco Vandeweghe

The second semi final and the last match of the day had Madison Keys and Coco Vandeweghe in the same pit. An interesting matchup between two players who love to control the game using their fire power from the baseline.

Having won their previous two meetings, Keys went on to cruise past Vandeweghe 6-1 6-2 in a bit over an hour of play. Facing no break on her own serve, Keys was able to keep the pressure at a safe distance. On the other side, Vandeweghe had no viable solutions to tackle the problem. Keys went on to hit 25 winners to only nine unforced errors.

Adding five aces on top of those numbers handed her a solid win and a place in the 2017 Us Open final, her first appearance that deep in a Grand Slam tournament.

On the other side, Vandeweghe remains a constant factor when it comes to Grand Slam events. She will end the season having reached two Major semis and a quarterfinal at Wimbledon.