A Brief Look at the US Open:
LOOKAHE ON FRIDAY
The highlight of Day 5's plan is Serena Williams against Venus Williams in the third round, the 30th Tourlevel Meeting between the sisters and their earliest Matchup at a Grand Slam tournament in 20 years. Her first ever head-to-head showdown came in the second round at the 1998 Australian Open. Venus won this, but Serena leads her series 17-12, including 10-5 at Majors. Given that Venus is 38 years old and Serena turns 37 next month, the question is: how many family games do they have left? This will open the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium, followed by 2009 US Open Champion Juan Martin del Potro vs. Fernando Verdasco. Two exciting encounters with defending champions at the US Open will take place in the afternoon in Ashe: Sloane Stephens against two-time runner-up and former Victoria Azarenka, and Rafael Nadal against rising US Karen Khachanov in 27th place.
Cloudy, chance of rain. Maximum of 77 degrees (25 degrees Celsius)
Sunny. Peak of 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius)
THURSDAY IMPORTANT RESULTS
Second Round of Men: No. 2 Roger Federer beat Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4; No. 4 Alexander Zverev beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4, 6-2; John Millman beat No. 1
Second Women's Round: No. 4 Angelique Kerber defeated Johanna Larsson 6-2, 5- 5, 7, 6-4; No. 5 Petra Kvitova struck Yafan Wang 7-5, 6-3; No. 6 Caroline Garcia beat Monica Puig 6-2, 1-6, 6-4; No. 10 Jelena Ostapenko beat Taylor Townsend 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat No. 11 Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 7-6 (3); No. 14 Madison Keys beat Bernarda Pera 6-4, 6-1.
STATUS OF THE DAY
11 – Kasatkina's double mistake, with zero aces, in her loss.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
19659014] "I know what I did out there was not good." – Kyrgios, because of his lack of effort during a game, caused the chair umpire to climb down from his seat and talk to the player.
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