NewsWhistle was live at the 2019 US Open tennis tournament, where players and fans experienced fourteen days of fun and forehands in Flushing Meadows, Queens.
This year’s competition ran from August 26th until September 8th.
Our update for Saturday, August 31, the second day of Round 3, is below.
DAY SIX – 2019 US OPEN DIARY
THE SLAMMIN’ SUMMARY
A commanding two-set win from reigning US Open Champion Naomi Osaka, in her third-round victory over rising star Coco Gauff. The score- 6-3, 6-0.
Gauff, age 15, was stopped short of becoming the youngest player to reach the fourth round of the women’s singles tournament since 1996.
Whilst Osaka takes the first win in the head to head of the matchup that some call the “future of women’s tennis.”
In other news, twenty-one-seed Estonian Anett Kontaveit retired from the singles tournament today, letting Swiss thirteenth-seed Belinda Bencic automatically advance to the next round, where she will face one-seed Naomi Osaka.
Winners To Watch – Rafael Nadal (ESP) ; Alexander Zverev (GER) ; Marin Cilic (HRV) ; Diego Schwartzman (ARG) ; Elise Mertens (BEL) ; Bianca Andreescu (CAN) ; Donna Vekic (HRV) ; Julia Gorges (GER) ; Naomi Osaka (JPN) 
Surprise Losses – John Isner (USA)  (Defeated by Marin Cilic); Caroline Wozniacki (DNK)  (Defeated by Bianca Andreescu); Kiki Bertens (NLD)  (Defeated by Julia Gorges)
A BIG-TIME QUOTE
German six-seed Alexander Zverev on what he hopes to improve on going forward:
“There’s still a lot of things to improve. Obviously, I mean, if you go into details, we’ll be here for a very long time. In general, the serving, the returning. Everything can still be better.”
Zverev beat Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in five close sets today. The score – 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 7-6.
Personality Gayle King with son William Bumpus Jr.
Actor Will Reeve with girlfriend Lexi Henkel
Actors Lizzy Caplan and Tom Riley
Celebrities rumored to be in attendance today include NBA player Gordon Hayward, actor Ben Stiller, sportscaster Dick Vitale, comedian Michael Kosta, personality Gayle King, baseball player Giancarlo Stanton, baseball player CC Sabathia, baseball player Aaron Hicks, actors Lizzy Caplan and Tom Riley (pictured above), screenwriter Lena Waithe, and actor Will Reeve.
DID YOU KNOW?
Spanish two-seed Rafael Nadal’s win against Korean Chung Hyeon was Nadal’s 60th win at the US Open. Nadal goes on to face Croatian twenty-two-seed Marin Cilic in the fourth round.
All copyrighted images by photographer Neil Bainton, unless stated otherwise.
For all of our 2019 US Open coverage, click here.