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Coco Gauff beats Madison Keys to move closer to Serena Williams' semi-final. She now faces China's Zhang Shuai, who beat Rebecca Marino. Ons Jabeur had led the final set 5-1, but was broken by Shelby Rogers.
Serena Williams is still undefeated on clay. In 2013 alone, the World No.1 went undefeated on clay, winning the French Open, Rome and Stuttgart. Before today's match, she had a perfect record on the surface, and was 18-0 this season. However, a recent defeat by Caroline Garcia has ruined that streak. Swiatek had a noticeable lack of energy and was unable to keep up with Garcia's game.
The match pitted two top-ranked players against each other. Swiatek, the top seed in the women's draw, beat Jasmine Paolini in the first round. The Polish player is now aiming to become the first player since Serena Williams in 2014 to win seven titles in a calendar year. Although Swiatek never spoke with Williams in depth, she noted that it was hard to make eye contact with her.
Serena Williams will not be back in the spotlight for a long time. In 2022, Swiatek will be the women's world number. After Ash Barty's retirement, Swiatek inherited her top ranking. She has had a phenomenal year. In September, Swiatek won the French Open and is on a 37-match winning streak.
Serena Williams lost to Iga Swiatek in the second round of the US Open. She was a little emotional in the post-match press conference. While she was in tears, fans gave her huge applause after the match. Now, she's going to play in the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati next week. And then, she'll be back at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.
Serena Williams has lost her second match of the year and is now on a three-match losing streak. The American slipped to Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-1. She led the first two sets and the tiebreaker, but never seemed to be able to hold off her Italian opponent. At one point, Williams was so frustrated with herself that she threw her racket over her shoulder. In the third set, she was called for taking too much time between points. In the third set, she double-failed four times and missed her eighth break point.
Sakkari broke Williams early in the second set, but was unable to hold on after she fell behind 3-5. The first set was a rain-delayed affair, so Sakkari was able to take advantage of the extra time. The second set ended in a tie-break, and Williams was serving for the match when the game collapsed. The American was unable to hold on in the tie-breaker, where she was broken again.
Williams is now 23-time Grand Slam champion, but her performance in Flushing has been far from her best. The Greek player, who is ranked fifth in the WTA rankings, will have to match her level of intensity. Sakkari won her first Top-10 match last year when she beat Caroline Wozniacki in Wuhan. Since then, she has notched eight Top-10 victories.
Andy Murray lost to Iga Swiatek on Friday, while Coco Gauff beat her father Corey to win the U.S. Open. The Gauffs are an active family, with Corey praying with their daughter before each match for good health. Coco Gauff says it would be a waste of a prayer if it had no impact on the results. The Gauff family signed Coco with the same management company as Roger Federer, but they have stayed away from overly-commercializing the young tennis player.
Gauff is making a good start in the fifth game, shouting from the net after two points on her forehand. The Argentine seems to be favouring a down-tee serve, but Swiatek is working Gauff's strategy. Swiatek has been hitting too many returns away from Gauff's backhand.
Gauff has reached her first Grand Slam singles final. She has previously reached the French Open final and lost to Swiatek. Swiatek has won two previous matches and has won eight Grand Slam singles titles.
Swiatek is the highest seed playing on Friday. She beats Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina in straight sets to reach the final. The 25-year-old is the youngest player to win multiple Grand Slams since Maria Sharapova in 2006.
Shelby Rogers has lost her last three matches, and will play in the final of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in 2022. Tommy Paul has also had an uneven tournament, losing in the first round to Swiss player Bernabe Zapata Miralles and advancing to the semifinals by beating a 20-year-old qualifier from Great Britain named Jack Draper. Despite the loss, Rogers is still in the top 100.
The match lasted three hours and 20 minutes. Ruud hit a total of 17 aces while Paul hit 10. Ruud's first serve was extremely solid while Paul's was excellent. Ruud had a better first serve percentage but was unable to match Paul's second serve. In addition, Paul converted on 45% of break point opportunities.
Shelby Rogers will face No. 31 Ons Jabeur in the third round of the US Open 2022. She was a semifinalist in Wimbledon 2022 and was a favorite here, but Ons Jabeur has beaten her in head-to-head matchups. She also won the 2017 Taiwan Open and the qualifying round.
Casper Ruud has won his last three meetings against Tommy Paul. He won the first one in Washington in 2017 and the second in 2021. Ruud did not trail in five of the six games in the fifth set.
Iga Swiatek's first match against Maria Sakkari ended in a 6-2, 6-4 loss to the Greek player. The match was also marred by a time violation and a tense exchange at the net. The Polish player walked off the court with a towel over her head. Swiatek said that she has learned from the experience and wants to get stronger.
Swiatek, 20, has had a remarkable career. She is a clay court specialist and was a major contender in her early twenties. She has won one Grand Slam before and is still far from finished. But she has overcome a lot of hurdles to reach her current level.
Although the match was a long time coming, it was not without its moments. Swiatek, the world number eight, was down to her fourth-round opponent, the unseeded Maria Sakkari. Sakkari will play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the semis.
The game started with a break-point for Sakkari in the first game. However, the Japanese player failed to hold her serve for the next two games. Swiatek used these breaks to work her way to three set points. Sakkari saved two set points, but fumbled the third, and Swiatek took the lead. The match ended in 80 minutes.
Sakkari is a much more experienced player than Swiatek, and she has shown more consistency. The Polish player had trouble serving at the beginning of the year, but after improving her backhand and forehand, she has become a threat on all surfaces.
Shelby Rogers suffered a disappointing loss to Ons Jabeur in the third round of the US Open. Rogers had won four US Open titles in a row, but she was unable to keep her streak alive, as Ons Jabeur won in straight sets. The match lasted 137 minutes, and both players had chances to break each other. However, Ons Jabeur squandered six of eight break points in the opening set. She also dropped two first serve points in the second set. The third set started with Ons Jabeur breaking Rogers at love, and she eventually finished off the match with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 victory.
Rogers fought back from four games down in the second set, but it was not enough to stop Jabeur. In the third set, Rogers broke and held a 4-3 lead, but she was eventually broken by Jabeur. Jabeur won 12 of the next 13 points to take the second set. Rogers was unable to hold her nerves and called for a trainer during the changeover between sets. The fifth seed fell behind 0-2, but rallied to break Jabeur's serve on the next game. Ons Jabeur went on to win the match, and the fifth seed will face Veronika Kudermetova in Sunday's fourth round.
Jabeur improved to 3-0 against Rogers with this win. Ons Jabeur hit 29 winners against Rogers' 38 unforced errors. She also dominated Rogers on short points, winning 73 points with four strokes compared to just 49 for Rogers.
When Serena Williams was growing up, she was already exceptional. Born in Compton, a working class suburb of Los Angeles, she was one of the brightest athletes on the planet. Her life was shaped by her experiences, including the murder of her sister in a gang-related shooting. It was a difficult time for her, but it also fueled her fire. The experience left a lasting mark on her.
Serena Williams announced on Tuesday that she would be retiring from tennis. On Wednesday, she lost to Belinda Bencic in the National Bank Open. The match was her last. She will turn 41 in September. At the match, a video tribute to Williams was shown on stadium screens. It featured images of Williams, Coco Gauff, Billie Jean King, and Wayne Gretzky.
While her final match will be the Wimbledon final, Williams has been entering tournaments with other partners. She played with Caroline Wozniacki in January and Withs Jabeur in June, a grass-court tune-up for Wimbledon. Though she has only gone 1-3 in singles this year, Williams says she will be ready to call it a career.
The fans are clapping and cheering at Serena Williams' final match. Fans yell, "Queen!," as she takes the lead in the second set. Williams' fans are also rooting for her because they do not want her to lose. At one point during the second set, a couple of fans were even chanting "you've got this, Queen!"
Serena Williams will retire at the end of this year. She has been playing since 2005. Her career has taken her to the U.S. Open. The tournament begins on Aug. 29. She is expected to retire after the tournament. The last time she played in Canada was against Tsvetana Pironkova, who was playing her first tournament after giving birth. In the US Open semifinal, Williams lost to Victoria Azarenka. It was the first time two mothers have made it to the semi-finals of a Grand Slam.
Serena Williams is an iconic figure in sports. She has won eight55 matches and four Olympic gold medals. She has also won 47 hard-court titles. She has won the Canadian title on three occasions: 2001, 2011, and 2013. She has won 23 Grand Slams, including the French Open and Wimbledon.
Serena Williams has had an incredible impact on the sport of tennis. Whether it's her dominance on the court or her grace off the court, her presence has changed the game forever. She has broken down barriers of race, sex, and socioeconomic status and is a role model for young women who want to make it in the sport.
She has inspired many of her fellow athletes to become better people, especially women. Williams has also played a role in helping women get equal pay in tennis and other sports. Along with her sister Venus, she has worked to get women to be paid equally in high-profile tournaments. She has been a champion for equality even when she's faced criticism.
Serena Williams' impact on tennis began at an early age, when she was still a teenager. At seventeen, she won her first U.S. Open championship. Her success led to the introduction of new techniques for attacking points and attracting more fans. In 2001, Williams's impact on tennis continued as she reached the highest levels.
During her 27-year career, Williams has had a number of high points and low points. Her first peak in the sport was brief, but in the context of a lifetime career, she's remained grounded and has done much to help those less fortunate. In the wake of the deadly shooting of Dallas police officers, Williams became more open about the underlying issues of race and gender. During this time, she also opened the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton, California, named after her half-sister, who died in a drive-by shooting in 2003.
When Serena rose to world number 21 in 2001, her sister Venus had already won four grand slam titles. But Serena rose above the two, and her game developed into a complete game.
Serena Williams is retiring from competitive tennis after two decades at the top of the game. Her last tournament was Wimbledon in 2019, where she reached the final against Bianca Andreescu before suffering a back injury that forced her to pull out of the match. This setback forced Serena to face the fact that her body cannot sustain the intense demands of playing tennis on a daily basis.
Serena Williams's career has been filled with ups and downs, early round losses and a few big wins. She has won more titles than any woman in the modern era but will retire this season. The legend changed the game of tennis forever. However, she lost in the second round of the National Bank Open 21 years ago.
Williams, who will retire at the U.S. Open next month, has fought the pressure of expectations and the pressures of her final match. But she did not let this affect her spirit. She wore a glittery jacket and long skirt to the game, and Queen Latifah narrated a moving video tribute.
Serena's family has supported her throughout her career. Her father launched her tennis career, and her mother and sisters helped shape her competitive spirit. In addition, she has won 23 major titles, including the Wimbledon and US Open. The US Open tennis championships start on the last Monday of August, and Serena is scheduled to face Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in the first round.
Serena's return to competitive tennis was uncertain, but she recently shared an article in Vogue that explained the reason for her retirement. She'd started her professional career at fourteen, but she won her first Grand Slam at age 17.
In a stunning moment, Serena Williams wiped away tears from her cheeks as she hugged a white towel and waved goodbye to fans. Her giant bouquet of flowers rested in one hand as she took her final bow. She then threw up her arm in a final goodbye wave.
Throughout her career, Serena has become one of the most dominant players in the modern "Open Era," having won 23 Grand Slam titles and the French Open three times. Now she is taking a break from competitive tennis to focus on motherhood. In a recent article in Vogue, she explained her decision to retire.
The legendary tennis player has not announced how many matches she will play before retiring, but most media outlets have assumed that the US Open will be her last tournament. She will next play in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The finals will be a perfect memory for fans.
Serena's family has been her foundation. Her mother and father helped launch her career, and her sisters have shaped her competitive spirit. During her childhood, Serena's sister was killed in a gang-related shooting. This stoked her fire inside, and it shaped her life.
After years in the spotlight, Williams has a reputation of being the ultimate player when she is down. She is an expert at triggering the adrenaline response in other athletes and she's proven to be the ultimate champion. Williams is a legend who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in history. And her legacy goes far beyond the tennis court.
Despite the crowd's chants, the legend's words weren't enough to make her forget her Canada fans. As her career progressed, she has also lost her speed. However, she did manage to hold her serve when she was down a break point.
Serena Williams is a legend of tennis. She's won 24 Grand Slam titles, equaling Margaret Court's record. She's reached her first Grand Slam semi-final since the US Open in 2019 and her first Grand Slam final since the Australian Open in 2021. She's also reached 53 major quarter-finals. This incredible feat places her in an exclusive league of stars. No one else in the world has as many Grand Slam quarter-final appearances and achievements as she has.
Williams wiped away tears as she said goodbye to the fans, clutching a giant bouquet of flowers in her left hand and throwing up her arm to make a last goodbye wave. She hasn't won a major tournament since the 2004 US Open, but her career isn't over yet.
Serena Williams' Wimbledon win came after a year in which she had a tough time with her body and mind. She had been saying before the tournament that even reaching the semi-finals would be a failure. But she managed to impose her serve, return, power and mental grip on the world's no. 2 ranked player, and she did it in a memorable way. After the tournament, Williams said she was living in the mindset of a 16-year-old.
Williams' family has always been her mainstay. Her mother and father helped launch her career, and her sisters have inspired her to keep competing. As a result, they've helped her win 23 major titles. Her sister, Venus, will be competing as doubles in the US Open this summer.
Serena Williams' tennis career was so long and productive that she won more Grand Slam titles than any other woman in history. She made history and changed tennis forever. But the day she lost the National Bank Open in Canada, she cried and thanked her fans.
Serena Williams is playing in her final major tournament of the year, the U.S. Open. In the third round, she'll face No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit. But before that, she'll face another tough opponent: Ajla Tomljanovic.
Serena Williams has a chance to extend her career at the U.S. Open. She faces the Estonian No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit in the third round. While the other seed is not a top seed, Kontaveit has played in 30 Grand Slam events and has never reached the quarterfinals. After being introduced by name, Kontaveit walked out to a few cheers. Williams, however, was given the full treatment. She was given a highlight video and a list of accolades. She was also given a rousing applause from the largest crowd at a night session of the tournament.
Williams is in a positive mood and seems to have the energy to push herself to win. She was able to dominate the first set with 11 aces and won 73 percent of her first-serve points. After a break, Williams has a chance to win another set. Next, she faces an unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia. Tomljanovic is ranked 46th in the world.
After missing nearly a year of competition, Serena Williams is back on the tour in a bid to extend her tennis career. She had been missing from singles play since her last match at Wimbledon, but has played doubles in the last year and will likely play a doubles match with her sister Venus on Thursday.
Serena Williams is now one game away from extending her tennis career. Earlier in the day, Venus Williams won the first round against Danka Kovinic. Kovinic admitted she wasn't able to hear the ball coming off her strings because of the pressure. It's crucial to know where a tennis ball lands so that you can get a good feel for its movement.
Serena Williams has only played one three set match this season, but there is a good reason for that. Unlike most other sports, tennis does not have a home court. This means players don't prepare for playing in front of a huge crowd. And they don't prepare for a three-set match as much as other sports.
Serena Williams is one of the few women's players who has not lost three sets this season. Her only other three-set match this year came in Abu Dhabi on December 30, against the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. The other women in her tour were Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova. However, Venus Williams isn't quite as lucky.
Serena Williams won the first set, but she had to play the second set in a tiebreaker. It took two hours and fifteen minutes. The crowd was loud and enthusiastic when Serena was playing well. But when she was struggling, the crowd was quiet.
The US Open is a crucial event for Williams. She is looking for a second consecutive Grand Slam title. Earlier this season, she was seeded sixth in the French Open. However, she withdrew from the tournament with a leg injury. She also withdrew from the 2021 US Open due to a leg injury. The withdrawal dropped her ranking 19 places to 41st.
Despite this lack of three-set matches, Williams has been impressive all season. She reached the semifinals in two of the four majors she has entered. However, her US Open run is a testament to the intensity of her practice and improvement. She won't be able to repeat that this time.
Venus and Serena Williams have not played together since 2018, though the former hasn't ruled out a reunion in the future. While the sisters have yet to announce a joint retirement, Venus has played in three Grand Slam events in 2020 and was a first-round exit in the Chicago Women's Open in May. Venus then returned from an injury to play mixed doubles with Andy Murray at Wimbledon, reaching the second round. Venus will also play in the WTA 1000 event in Toronto, where she will be paired with Murray.
The two haven't played together in a major singles tournament since the US Open in 2018, but they still have history. Venus won seven Grand Slam titles, while Serena won 23 Grand Slam titles. Venus and Serena have never lost a Grand Slam doubles final, and their last meeting came at the US Open in 2018.
Venus Williams is the oldest sister of Serena Williams, and the pair has been playing together since they were teenagers. Venus has won seven Grand Slam titles and is considered one of the most accomplished women of the Open era. She has particularly enjoyed her success at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, where she has twice reached the finals. Since 2017, however, Venus Williams hasn't advanced past the third round of any Grand Slam tournament. However, she has made it to the semi-finals of both the Australian Open and the US Open.
Venus Williams and Serena Williams are one of the greatest doubles pairings in history. While Venus hasn't played with Serena since 2018, the Williams sisters' rivalry continues. They are rivals since 2014 and the first time they played in a Grand Slam doubles final was in 2018. Venus Williams, however, held her nerves brilliantly and won in straight sets.
Serena Williams will face Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the 2022 US Open. The American is making her 21st appearance at the prestigious tournament, where she has never lost. She has won 23 Grand Slams.
Tomljanovic is a Croatian-born player who recently began representing Australia. She is one of the world's best players, averaging a 58 percent first serve percentage. Despite the high quality of the opponent, Tomljanovic has managed to remain relatively calm and composed while playing against the top-ranked player in the sport. This may have slowed her down somewhat, but it hasn't prevented Tomljanovic from reaching the third round.
In the first set, Serena was in the lead. However, a break from Tomljanovic put the set on serve and forced a tiebreak. Serena fought back, winning the set 7-4 on the tiebreak. The winner will then play Liudmila Samsonova in the round of 16.
Serena Williams has been receiving a tremendous amount of support from athletes and fans. She is one of the most inspirational figures in the world, and her achievements have motivated many athletes. Olympic swimmer Penny Oleksiak said she always looked up to Williams. In addition, former No. 1 doubles player Stubbs has been a visible part of Williams' training since the Western and Southern Open.
The Williams sisters had to win their first set in the women's doubles quarterfinals on Wednesday. Their doubles match was against the Czech duo of Linda Noskova and Lucie Hradecka. The Williams sisters have won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles. A win in the first round would extend Williams' tennis career.
Caty McNally is a 17-year-old from Cincinnati who was the most talked-about junior tennis player last summer. She won her first WTA doubles title with partner Alexa Glatch in 2018 and is ranked No. 121 in the world. She is coached by Lynn Nabors-McNally, a former Northwestern University player and well-known coach in Ohio. The duo played two hours of intense tennis against the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
McNally's game reminded me of Ashleigh Barty. She served incredibly hard, volleyed exceptionally, and used her backhand slice well. While she lacks the forehand power that Barty possesses, McNally's court sense and serving instincts are similar.
The two were friends and doubles partners. McNally and Swiatek won the French Open junior doubles title at age 16 and the US Open doubles title at age 17. In 2018, McNally's career began to take off as she made it to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and won the Emilia-Romagna Open in Italy.
Serena Williams's last match against a teenager was at the U.S. Open in 2005. The victory was the first time since 2005 that she has defeated a teenager in the US Open. Caty McNally gave Serena Williams a scare in the second round. But Serena eventually triumphed in one hour and 54 minutes.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion is unseeded at the US Open. She has beaten No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit in the first round and lost to Alison Van Uytvanck in the second round. Caty McNally and Venus have also played doubles together, though their partnership didn't last long. Their first match was against the Czech duo Linda Noskova and Lucia Hradecka in the first round.
If you're a fan of women's tennis, this H2H prediction is for you. We'll look at the matchup between Liudmila Samsonova and Aleksandra Krunic, as well as the players' recent form.
Liudmila Samsonova v Aleksandra Krunic - How will these two players fare against each other? Whether the players can win a set or lose the match will be determined by the H2H history. These two have played only once on hard court. Liudmila Samsonova is the favourite to win this match in 2 sets.
Liudmila Samsonova has been on a roll lately, winning the Washington Open and the Cleveland Open. She is currently ranked #35 in the world and is on a 12-match winning streak. She has also made a big turnaround from a bleak start to the season, reaching the semifinals of Stuttgart and the fourth round of Indian Wells.
Samsonova is a strong favourite with an impressive 77.9% serve rate this year. Krunic, on the other hand, hasn't won any of her seven previous matches on hard courts. Krunic's service and return games have been a bit uneven, but she has won 61.8% of her matches.
Samsonova has an excellent form compared to Krunic. In the last 4 matches, the Czech hasn't lost a set, while Krunic has won only one. Samsonova has played more matches than Krunic in recent days. Hence, it's a sure bet that she will win this match.
Samsonova is a top seed in this match. She won't lose a set since winning in Washington. And her recent form means that she's a solid choice to win this match in two sets. With the advantage of her experience, she'll have a strong chance of reaching the fourth round.
Aleksandra Krunic is ranked 39 and has played one WTA final. She's been playing doubles for a while, so she's likely to be looking to regain her form in singles.
Samsonova is the favorite to win the match. In her previous match, she was forced to play three sets against Magdalena Paquet. However, she recovered well and looked much better. She's one of the best three or four players in the world when she's on top form. She should win this match, but she'll need to raise her game in the next match.
Both Liudmila Samsonova and Alkesandra Krunic have been in solid form recently. Samsonova is unbeaten in the last seven matches in this competition and has conceded just one set. She also has won 64% of her matches over the past seven years. In addition, she's won 18 of her last 19 matches on hard court and has only conceded one set in the last seven.
Samsonova is currently ranked 35 in the world and will face either Australian Ajla Tomljanovic or American Serena Williams in the fourth round. Samsonova is a big-hitting hitter and has reached the fourth round of the main draw at the US Open three times. In 2018, she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.
The Russian has won the Washington Open and Cleveland Open en route to New York. In the past two months, she has won twelve consecutive matches. That's an incredible turnaround from a difficult start to the season. She's made the semifinals in Stuttgart and reached the fourth round in Indian Wells.
Both Samsonova and Krunic have won tournaments recently. Samsonova beat No.2 seed Ellen Perez in the 2022 Citi Open in Cleveland, and Krunic is a top-ten player on hard courts. Although Krunic has great court craft and serves well, Samsonova has more consistent results. She won't give Krunic a chance to play her style against her.
Liudmila Samsonova equaled her best US Open showing by winning her first two rounds. The Slovakian player had a better result than Krunic, but both players have been in impressive form recently. Samsonova led the WTA in second serve points won and overall service points. Krunic, on the other hand, reached the fourth round of the US Open as a qualifier.
In terms of recent form, Samsonova ended the year with a win-loss record of 32-27. She competed in more WTA tournaments and faced tougher draws. She also reached the main draw of the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy but fell to fellow Russian Anastasia Potapova. Her absence from the tour has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Samsonova is still active and has a year of WTA qualifying left.
Similarly, Aleksandra Krunic surprised the home crowd in Budapest by reaching the finals. The former World No. 2 won her match in two hours and twenty minutes. Although she had a lower first-service win rate, Krunic was able to win primarily on the basis of her lower unforced error rate and higher break-point conversion rate. In addition, Krunic also reached the doubles final at the Cleveland Open.
Both Samsonova and Krunic have won straight sets in their previous matches, but the former has won more sets overall. Samsonova had a better serve than Krunic, winning 64% of the points served on the first serve and 81% on the second serve. Samsonova saved four break points while Krunic saved eight, and the winner took 67 service games.
Liudmila Samsonova is the defending champion at the US Open, while Krunic reached the fourth round of the 2014 US Open as a qualifier. Krunic, meanwhile, has a 2-0 record against Samsonova, including two wins and one loss. Samsonova is one of the WTA's all-rounders, leading the tour in service games, second serve points, and overall service points won.
Liudmila Samsonova has won seven straight matches since winning the Washington Open. Her recent success on hard courts has seen her win back-to-back tournaments, including the Citi Open and Cleveland Championships. In this tournament, Samsonova is aiming to reach the Round of 16 for the second time in her career. She will meet No. 3 seed Venus Williams in the fourth round, while Krunic could meet another top-six player in the fourth round.
Liudmila Samsonova and Alaina Krunic are both ranked in the Top100. Liudmila Samsonova is the favorite to win in two sets, but beware of the initial odds. If you are in a country where the tournament is being held, you can watch it live on bet365. You'll need to be registered and have placed a bet within the last 24 hours to access live streaming.
Before this match, both players have played other top-level opponents. Both have won Grand Slams. Aleksandra Krunic has won the French Open in the past and a number of other events as well. She is ranked 96th. She beat Elina Avanesyan in the 2nd round. Her win over Krejcikova is her best result in four years and she reached the doubles final in Cleveland.
Liudmila Samsonova has an 81% chance of winning the first set. She also has a 66% chance of winning the second set. Her chances are slightly better than Aleksandra Krunic, although the latter isn't a favourite in this matchup.
Samsonova advances to US Open Round of 16. The Czech tennis player has won her last 13 matches to reach this stage of the tournament. She has also won her last two tournaments and will now face Serena Williams and Ajla Tomljanovic in the fourth round.
Samsonova's serve worked in her favor against Krunic. The Czech is one of the top players in the women's game. Her serves average between 105 and 110 mph, and she hasn't conceded a set yet in this competition. She has won six fourths of her matches on hard courts. Krunic, meanwhile, hasn't won a single tournament on this surface this year.
Samsonova came into the match on a streak of 11 wins. She had already won back-to-back warmup matches in Washington, D.C., and Cleveland, which boosted her confidence. While she's a late bloomer, she already has eight Top 20 titles.
Samsonova holds serve to open the match. Krunic has been struggling with her service game, and she's not able to break Krunic's serve. The second set, however, goes in Samsonova's favor. The Czech is one game away from a 5-1 win.
The Czech will play No. 14 seeded Leylah Fernandez in the Round of 64. In her previous match, Samsonova beat No. 23 seeded Barbora Krejcikova. Her serve averaged 21.8 points per set and she had 30 winners. The Czech also served well for the majority of the points, and her serve was a key factor in that success.
On Sunday, Lidmila Samsonova had an outstanding return game. She won 18 of her 35 first-return points. The return game worked in her favor against the world No. 1 on Saturday. The match ended in a tiebreaker, with the Czech winning six of the seven games she served.
Samsonova's powerful serve was instrumental against the Italian journeyman. Her serve was 119 mph, and she used it to her advantage. But as the match wore on, she found herself tense, and she called a medical timeout.
Gauff, meanwhile, has reached the quarterfinals for the first time since last year. She knocked out Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon, and then reached the final of the French Open this year, losing to world No. 1 Iga Swiatek. Despite the loss in Roland Garros, Gauff is still seeking her first Grand Slam title. In the final, she will play Chinese star Shuai Zhang. On Friday, she beat Rebecca Marino in straight sets. She won 33 of her 45 first-serve points, and never faced a break point.
Gauff held serve well for the majority of the match, but the match was a close match. Gauff served back-to-back aces to open the second set. But Samsonova fought back with her return game and focus. Her physical play and focus aided her victory.
Despite the fact that Samsonova's serve was broken by Venus Williams in the Round of 16, Samsonova was able to take control of the match and win it in one hour and 12 minutes. After dropping her opening service game, Samsonova recovered to win the next five games and take a one-set lead. She smashed 11 winners and committed just three unforced errors throughout the match. Samsonova held a 5-3 lead in the second set when she reached the championship point but was broken by Sasnovich's backhand slice.
Samsonova, a Russian, has reached the US Open's Round of 16 on three occasions, the last time being in 2011. Her career-best run of 13 wins has put her in a position to face the world No. 1 ranked Williams. But before she could meet Williams in the Round of 16, she must first defeat American qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic.
After Samsonova's serve was broken, Venus Williams hit a backhand drop shot that broke the net. Williams had already broken the serve of the only remaining Swede in the draw, Larsson, who employed a slice to counteract the power of Williams. But Williams read the second drop shot and poked the ball down the line to win the opener.
Serena Williams is now advancing to the US Open Round of 16 after she defeated Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 6-4. The match was a thriller from start to finish, as Kontaveit broke Williams' serve three times in the first set. Williams' serve was also broken once in the second set and twice in the third set. In the third set, Williams was broken and left the court for a bathroom break.
Despite the early scares in the first set, Williams showed a sharper game against the Latvian. She served at 119 mph and hit her targets at will, hung with the big-hitting Kontaveit in muscular baseline volleys and showed her fluidity on the court that many thought was long gone.
It was a rare treat to see Williams play against Kontaveit, as she made some of her most brilliant shots and penetrating serves in recent years. While Williams had the upper hand on most points, she was better on the big ones. The crowd was also louder than usual, as 29,959 fans filled the stadium. This is a record number for the night session of the US Open. Many athletes play in hostile environments where they have to compete in front of 30,000 spectators.
Venus Williams, the two-time defending US Open champion, advanced to the round of 16 by defeating No. 74 Danka Kovinic in straight sets. A number of celebrities attended the match, including Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Katie Couric, and actor/actress Anthony Anderson. Also in attendance were Martina Navratilova and her dog, Lulu. Another attendee was Francisco Lindor, who attended the match on his day off.
At 3-3 in the second set, Williams broke Krunic's serve and took the lead. She held her serve for the remainder of the first set, and broke Krunic twice in the second. At 5-2 in the third set, Williams was in the lead and was celebrating with her yelling crowd. The crowd cheered and waved their arms to greet Williams.
Williams was favored to advance after the second set, but Krunic remained a top-ranked player and could have upset Williams. The second set was a nervy affair with plenty of technical issues, but Williams was able to stay focused on the task at hand. Her serve averaged 119 mph, and she stayed close with Kontaveit throughout the long baseline exchanges. And when she was in need, she showed her signature brilliance. The third set went to a tiebreak, and Williams seemed to lift her game. The third set was a much closer match, and Williams emerged as the better player.
Serena Williams' match against Krejciková advances her to the Round of 16 at the US Open. The 30-year-old Czech was ranked No. 1 in the world last year, but has struggled to maintain her form since her loss to Belinda Bencic in August. Despite her recent success in the tennis world, Williams has slipped down the rankings. Her ranking this week is 410, which means she could have been placed anywhere in the draw.
Next up, Williams will take on the unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia. Unlike Krejcikova, Williams has never played Tomljanovic before, and is 1-0 against her. Other possible opponents for Williams include No. 3 Maria Sakkari of Greece or No. 7 Simona Halep of Belgium. If Williams advances to the Round of 16, she will play her sister Venus, who will be playing in the doubles draw.
Williams and Krejcikova split the first set and advanced to the second set. However, Krejcikova won the second set in the tiebreak to move on to the second round. The match was won 7-4 in one hour 54 minutes. Krejcikova appeared exhausted after the match and refused to give a post-match interview. She was later assisted off the court by a tournament doctor and physiotherapist.
Williams' match against Gauff advances to US open Round of 16. The win over Gauff enables her to move onto the Round of 16 at the US Open. Gauff, a veteran of Grand Slam tournaments, has a 2-1 head-to-head record against Williams. She is one of the most popular players on tour and reached her career-high doubles ranking of No. 2 this year.
Venus Williams' match against Gauff was the most anticipated match of the tournament so far. The American was upset by Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon in 2019. Venus Williams defeated Gauff in the third round of the French Open last year. Gauff also reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2018, defeating the world No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland. The young American is still chasing her first Grand Slam title, which she won in the doubles competition. Her next opponent will be Shuai Zhang of China. Zhang rolled through the first set with an unforced error rate of 67% and won 33 of 45 first serve points. Zhang never faced a break point in her match against Marino.
After missing the US Open last year, Venus Williams returns to the tournament this year. The top seed will face No. 12 seed Gauff, who has never advanced further than the third round at the US Open. Gauff is an intriguing underdog in the kinder section of the draw. She has reached two WTA finals this year, including the Australian Open, where she lost to Ashleigh Barty in the final.