Jennifer Brady had one overpowering thought after she lunged and fell to the ground on Court 17 during the third-set tiebreaker of her strenuous match against Romania’s
After a few seconds’ respite she rose to her feet. Two points later, she had a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (3) victory and a berth in the fourth round of the
Brady moved on to face world No. 1 Karolina Pliskova. Brady expects to feel awe and a sense of freedom because she has already acquitted herself so well. "At times you kind of come back to reality and are, 'On paper, I'm not supposed to win this match,' " she said. "I'll just go out there and compete and have fun."
Naomi Osaka’s run ended in the third round when qualifier
Among the men, 19-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev reached the fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 decision over Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Rublev will face No. 9 David Goffin, who was leading 7-5, 5-1 when No. 18
There seems to be at least one long, late, epic match played at the U.S. Open every year. The third-round encounter between No. 15 seed Madison Keys of the U.S. and No. 17
In the final match on Saturday's schedule — which spilled over to 1:45 a.m. Eastern time Sunday — Keys held off Vesnina 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 under the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Keys will face No. 4 Elina Svitolina in the fourth round. Keys was involved in a match last year that ended at 1:48 a.m., the latest ever for a U.S. Open women's match.
Keys and Vesnina hugged at the net at the end of the match, a nice touch. A surprising number of fans remained to see the conclusion, maybe, in part, because the stadium offered a refuge from the rain.
The other matchups in the top half of the women’s draw: No. 1 Karolina Pliskova vs. Jennifer Brady; No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe vs. Lucie Safarova, and Daria Kasatkina vs. qualifier Kaia Kanepi. In the top half: No. 9 Venus Williams vs. Carla Suarez Navarro; No. 3 Garbine Muguruza vs. No. 13 Petra Kvitova; No. 30
The men’s round of 16 matchups: No. 1
Dolgopolov under scrutiny; Fognini suspended
Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine said he has spoken to officials of the Tennis Integrity Unit, which is scrutinizing distinct shifts of betting patterns to heavily against him before his recent match in Winston-Salem, N.C. Dolgopolov lost badly to Thiago Monteiro. “I was the first one to come there and try to give them all the information so they can investigate it faster,” he said Saturday after his straight-sets victory over
A formal investigation has not begun.
The Grand Slam Board suspended