American wild-card invitee Alison Riske upset seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova at the U.S. Open to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, while No. 2 Victoria Azarenka needed three sets to advance.
Five-time champion Roger Federer looked for the positives after his earliest exit from the U.S. Open in 10 years prevented a first meeting with Rafael Nadal at the tennis season’s final Grand Slam tournament.
Defending champion Andy Murray rallied from a set down to complete the men’s quarterfinal lineup at the U.S. Open, where top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams lost a combined three games in dominant wins.
Roger Federer won the Swiss Indoors tennis final today to end a 10-month wait for a title, while Ana Ivanovic celebrated her 24th birthday by taking the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions title for a second straight year.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic joined defending champions Serena Williams and Andy Murray in advancing at the U.S. Open, where the host nation is without a man in the last 16 for the first time in the tournament’s 133-year history.
Rafael Nadal lost three games in cruising into the third round at the U.S. Open tennis championship, while John Isner pulled out a four-set win to remain the last seeded American left in the men’s draw.