Day 3 at the 2020 US Open was an exciting one indeed, seeing both big wins and surprising losses. Here is a quick recap of the day’s matches:
Stefanos Tsitsipas shined in his Ashe Stadium debut, with a straight-sets win over big-serving American Maxime Cressy. He’ll move on to Round 3 for the first time at the Open, where he’ll take on Borna Coric of Croatia. A potential quarter final blockbuster with Alex Zverev is still in the cards, after the German fought off a spirited challenge from another American, 19-year-old Brandon Nakashima, in four sets.
Some highlights of the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maxim Cressy |VIDEO SOURCE: US Open
Three-time champion Novak Djokovic passed a “very good test” against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain to reach the third round. The Serb needed four sets to secure victory in the intense humidity of Wednesday afternoon. The top seed next faces Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.
More top player results:
- No. 7 David Goffin def. Lloyd Harris, 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
- Mikhail Kukushkin def. No. 13 Christian Garin, 6-2, 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 7-5
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina def. No. 24 Hubert Hurkacz, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
- No. 26 Filip Krajinovic def. Marcos Giron, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3
- No. 28 Jan-Lennard Struff def. Michael Mmoh, 6-2, 6-2, 7-5
- No. 32 Adrian Mannarino def. Jack Sock, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 6-2
After a three-setter in Round 1, Naomi Osaka conserved some energy with a 6-1, 6-2 result over Camila Giorgi. The 2018 champion dominated in this battle of big-hitters, repeatedly redirecting the Italian’s speedy groundstrokes for winners. Osaka next faces Marta Kostyuk, an 18-year-old from Ukraine making her main-draw debut in New York.
Caroline Garcia knocked off top seed Karolina Pliskova, who will leave New York with just one match win across the Western & Southern Open and US Open. After nearly scoring a bagel in the opening set, Garcia held off a late charge from the Czech to pull off the upset.
Highlights from the match between Caroline Garcia and Karolina Pliskova | VIDEO SOURCE: US Open
World No. 6 seed Petra Kvitova avoided the fate of her countrywoman Karolina Pliskova by beating Kateryna Kozlova in her opening match in Ashe, while 2016 US Open champ Angelique Kerber took out countrywoman Anna-Lena Friedsam in a 6-3, 7-6 victory in Louis Armstrong Stadium.
More top player results:
- No. 8 Petra Martic def. Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-3, 6-4
- Shelby Rogers def. No. 11 Elena Rybakina, 7-5, 6-1
- Aliaksandra Sasnovich def. No. 12 Marketa Vondrousova, 6-1, 6-2
- Ann Li def. No. 13 Alison Riske, 6-0, 6-3
- No. 14 Anett Kontaveit def. Kaja Juvan, 6-4, 6-1
- No. 23 Yulia Putintseva def. Vera Lapko, 6-3, 6-3
- No. 24 Magda Linette def. Danka Kovinic, 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-4)
- No. 28 Jennifer Brady def. Catherine Bellis, 6-1, 6-2
- Varvara Gracheva def. No. 30 Kristina Mladenovic, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-0
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