We may now have to think about
That is, the last U.S. player standing.
When the day began Saturday at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, there were Williams and four others still in the running, as both the men's and women's singles played third-round matches.
Williams took out one,
Then, in short order, the last two U.S. men left went down.
"It's very disappointing," Isner said. "I need to be better than that. I am better than that. I'm disappointed for me personally. Not for America as a whole. I don't think about that."
Isner hit 42 aces and 77 winners (aces are included in winners) and still lost. Isner was seeded 13th, Kohlschreiber 22.
The biggest upset of the day was that of second-seeded,
Other winners of note, making advances to the fourth round, were No. 8 and former champion
No. 3 Stan Wawrinka got through in a walkover.
Williams, who can win an 18th major title with a victory here, which would also be her sixth U.S. Open title, said she is not taking anything for granted, because she has failed to reach the quarterfinals this year of any of the previous Grand Slam events.
"I've been a casualty this whole year at Grand Slams," she said. "I'm just hoping to keep staying in there."
Williams will next play No. 50