Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

Sharapova closes out Cîrstea to advance at US Open

Maria Sharapova US Open Sharapova closes out Cîrstea to advance at US Open
Shannon Reynolds | 04 September, 2018, 06:59

Her next opponent is Spanish 30th seed Carla Suarez Navarro, who stunned sixth seed Caroline Garcia earlier on Saturday, and should she win that, she'll move just three victories away from a first title in NY in 12 years.

No. 14 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy was upset in the U.S. Open's second round by 55th-ranked John Millman of Australia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. And what a first game it was.

He feels at home in NY, where scores of Asians root for him, no matter the court or time of match, and he made a return trip to the semifinals in 2016. Frustrated, the reigning Wimbledon champion was already in the locker room by the time her name was announced to the crowd.

Sharapova recovered from a break down to open up a 3-0 lead.

It was not the prettiest of wins for the former US Open champion, Maria Sharapova.

Once he hit Arthur Ashe Stadium, the magnitude of the moment hit him.

It will be the 30th tour-level meeting between Venus and Serena, but the earliest at a Grand Slam since Venus won a second-round matchup at the 1998 Australian Open.

Venus is the No. 16 seed, one spot above her younger sister. Her second match, against Romania's Sorana Cirstea, finished with nearly the exact same scoreline in the exact same amount of time as she won 6-2 7-5 in an hour and 51 minutes.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Aryna Sabalenka have won second-round matches at the U.S. Open, continuing Belarus' top performance in a major.

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This won't go down as one of the more memorable ties, but the 6-3 6-2 victory serves as a reminder that the five-time Grand Slam champion is still capable of going toe-to-toe with the best.

Azarenka faces defending champion Sloane Stephens in the third round Friday.

She missed two set points, lost her serve in the next game to 5-3, but broke again and sealed the opening set with a ideal lob, the sixth victor of the match. "Yeah, it was just not my day today".

The Open says the policy will remain until further notice.

Angelique Kerber wins the first set in convincing fashion, but the reigning Wimby champ falls to No. 29 seed Dominika Cibulkova in the final two sets.

Alexander Zverev is still trying to master them. In four appearances at Flushing Meadows, he has one loss in the first round, two in the second, and one in the third.

Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a return during the women's singles second round match against Johanna Larsson of Sweden at the 2018 US Open tennis Championships in NY, the United States, Aug. 30, 2018.

Sharapova could have worked even later, but with Cirstea two points from forcing a third set Sharapova clawed back a break, and broke again in the final game to seal the win. He faces another Frenchman, Nicolas Mahut.

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