NEW YORK (AP) — The Newest on U.S. Open tennis event (all instances native):
Coming off her journey to the Wimbledon finals, Ons Jabeur is hoping to lastly make a run on the U.S. Open.
The No. 5 seed from Tunisia beat American Elizabeth Mandlik 7-5, 6-2 to achieve the third spherical, the place she has misplaced in every of the final three years.
It was Jabeur’s fortieth win of the season. Solely top-ranked Iga Swiatek has extra.
She additionally performed with Serena Williams in a doubles event earlier than Wimbledon, the place they reached the semifinals earlier than having to withdraw as a result of Jabeur had a knee damage.
Mandlik is the daughter of Hana Mandlikova, the 1985 U.S. Open champion.
Singles and doubles play acquired Day 3 of the U.S. Open off to a busy begin, although it was nonetheless eight hours earlier than the match that was the focus.
Serena Williams is enjoying within the first evening match on Arthur Ashe Stadium, simply as she was on the opening day of the event. She performs No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.
Williams started what may very well be the ultimate event of her profession by beating Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 on Monday evening.
High-ranked Daniil Medvedev, the defending males’s champion, follows Williams towards Arthur Rinderknech of France.
Early starters Wednesday included third-seeded Maria Sakkari, a semifinalist in Flushing Meadows final yr, and No. 5 seed Ons Jabeur, the Wimbledon runner-up. Opening-round matches in males’s and ladies’s doubles have been additionally on the courtroom.
Previous champion Andy Murray, 18-year-old Coco Gauff and Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios have been additionally scheduled for day singles motion.
Additionally enjoying at evening is Bianca Andreescu, who’s already the latest ladies’s champion nonetheless left within the subject. The 2019 winner, who beat Williams within the last, faces No. 15 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia.
Defending champion Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka, the 2018 and 2020 winner, each misplaced Tuesday evening.
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