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NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Top-seeded Serena Williams faced the toughest test yet in her U.S Open title defense before advancing to the round of 16 with a hard-played 6-3 6-3 win over Varvara Lepchenko on Saturday.
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic added her name to a list of anonymous figures to emerge from the Flushing Meadows shadows and step into the U.S. Open spotlight with a shock 6-4 6-4 win over Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Saturday.
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Andy Murray double-faulted to send the match to a fourth set, but then swiftly took care of business in a 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2 win over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday.
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic squashed another American hope, pounding Sam Querrey 6-3 6-2 6-2 on Saturday to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the eighth straight year.
Aug 30 (Reuters) - Fifth seed Milos Raonic blasted his way into the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(3) win over Victor Estrella Burgos on Saturday, pounding 22 aces past the shellshocked Dominican.
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova joined a long list of women's upset victims at the U.S. Open when she was ousted in the third round on Saturday by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.
Aug 30 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ousted by 145th-ranked qualifier Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-4 6-4 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday, joining a long list of women's upset victims.
NEW YORK, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Open women's draw was blown wide open by a series of upsets on Friday but it was business as usual on the men's side with Roger Federer leading a parade of seeds into the third round at the year's final grand slam.