QUEENS, NY, August 31, 2016 –
Whew, that was easy! 1-seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) advanced to the Third Round without playing a single game today. His opponent withdrew due to an arm injury.
Other Second Round winners: 2-seed Angelique Kerber (GER); 7-seed Roberta Vinci (ITA); 7-seed Marin Cilic (CRO); 9-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA); 10-seed Gael Monfils (FRA); 12-seed Dominika Cibulkova (SVK); 13-seed Johanna Konta (GBR); 14-seed Petra Kvitova (CZE); and 20-seed John Isner (USA).
As for the two biggest shockers: Qualifier Ryan Harrison (USA) dispatched 5-seed Milos Raonic (CAN) in straight sets; and, in the Evening Session, Anastasija Sevastova stunned 3-seed Garbine Muguruza (ESP) 7-5, 6-4.
Other upsets: Unseeded Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) upended 9-seed Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS); unseeded Nicolas Almagro (ESP) defeated 18-seed Pablo Cuevas (URU); and an unseeded Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) took down 32-seed Benoit Paire (FRA).
BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY THREE
“The left arm, right forearm… both quads; a little bit hip flexor on the left. It was just catching me all over.” — Milos Raonic, describing how cramps consumed his body today and cost him the match.
CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY THREE
In attendance today: actor Jonah Hill, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, TV personality Mehmet Oz, and former tennis pros Billie Jean King, James Blake, and Stan Smith.
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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY THREE
Actor Jonah Hill, attending the Day Session
Legends Billie Jean King and Stan Smith pose for photographers outside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Guess what type of sneakers Stan was wearing?
Day Three wasn’t the magic number for Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. The 3-seed lost in two straight sets.
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Day Three – Wednesday, August 31 – Second Round
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