Latest: Medvedev continues easy run so far at US Open | national
NEW YORK (AP) – Latest information on the US Open tennis tournament (all local times):
No.2 seed Daniil Medvedev continued an easy first week at the US Open, beating Pablo Andujar 6-0, 6-4, 6-3.
The 2019 finalist at Flushing Meadows has lost just 22 games in his three matches so far.
Medvedev improved to 16-4 at the US Open, his best score in a major tournament.
Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova is in the fourth round of her US Open debut.
The eighth-seeded Czech defeated Kamilla Rakhimova 6-4, 6-2 to set up a fourth-round encounter with two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza.
Krejcikova has improved to 41-11 this season. Only top-ranked Ash Barty (42-7) has more wins in the main draw matches on the women’s circuit.
Garbiñe Muguruza tied his best run at the US Open by reaching the fourth round.
The two-time Grand Slam champion beat Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
Muguruza won Wimbledon and Roland Garros, but the No.9 seed from Spain only reached the fourth round at Flushing Meadows once, in 2017.
Azarenka was a finalist in New York last year for the third time. The No.18 seed from Belarus was eliminated after committing a double fault on the match point.
Simona Halep fought in a tie-breaker in the first set of the marathon and ultimately defeated Elena Rybakina 7-6 (11), 4-6, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the first time in five years.
No.12 seed Halep needed seven set points to ultimately win the tiebreaker – after being broken in love on his serve for the set at 6-5.
She ultimately won it when Rybakina double faulted, then advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals in 2016.
Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion, lost in the first round of the US Open in 2017 and 2018.
Rybakina, the No. 19 seed, was a quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, where she beat Serena Williams.
Naomi Osaka is expected to be back on the pitch for the first time since the first night of the US Open when she takes on Leylah Fernandez in an evening third round match.
The reigning champion was cleared to advance to the third round when opponent Olga Danilovic withdrew on Wednesday due to a viral illness unrelated to COVID-19.
The action began Friday morning with a second consecutive day of sunny skies and comfortable temperatures following heavy rains and wind that hit the region on Wednesday evening.
Three-time US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka was due to open the match at Arthur Ashe Stadium against two-time Grand Slam champion Garbiñe Muguruza.
Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber were set to meet in another high-profile women’s match, while Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev were all on the men’s schedule.
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