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.
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.
Serena Williams wasted little time dispatching Yaroslava Shvedova after a late start at the U.S. Open, setting up a rematch with fellow American Sloane Stephens, who upset Williams at the Australian Open in January.
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.
Rafael Nadal lost three games in advancing to the third round of tennis’s U.S. Open, where five- time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Serena Williams also won second-round matches in straight sets.
Sisters Serena and Venus Williams lost a total of four games in rolling to first-round wins at the U.S. Open tennis championship, where rain pushed five-time champion Roger Federer’s opening match back a day.