NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis match (all occasions native):
Heavy rain that made its means into Louis Armstrong Stadium regardless of the closing of the retractable roof pressured U.S. Open organizers to name off play for the day at that enviornment.
The match between 2017 runner-up Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwartzman at Armstrong was stopped at 5-all within the first set so the courtroom could possibly be dried.
Play finally resumed, then was halted once more early within the second set. The match then determined to shift it to the opposite enviornment at the National Tennis Center with a roof, Arthur Ashe Stadium — as soon as the in-progress match in Ashe between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Adrian Mannarino ends.
Wednesday’s final scheduled match in Armstrong, between Angelique Kerber and Anhelina Kalinina, was postponed till Thursday.
The 14,000-seat stadium was up to date forward of the 2018 U.S. Open with a naturally ventilated roof — however the area purposely left between the concourse and the quilt allowed the rain to get blown onto the courtroom.
There was a twister warning within the space, sturdy wind and areas of flooding across the match grounds.
Sloane Stephens has used her massive forehand to take eight of the final 10 games and remove 17-year-old Coco Gauff in an all-American matchup at the U.S. Open.
Stephens wanted simply 66 minutes to say the second-round contest 6-4, 6-2 below a closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up solely confronted one break level and saved it.
She managed to deal with the Twenty first-seeded Gauff’s massive serves and break her 3 times.
The loud rain pounding on the roof of the sector made it robust to listen to the gamers’ rackets smacking the tennis balls.
Even a retractable roof just isn’t sufficient to cease the heavy rain at the U.S. Open.
Play within the second-round match between 2017 runner-up Kevin Anderson and Diego Schwarzman has been delayed as a result of wind is blowing drops by a gap between the concourse and the sector’s cowl.
The gamers left the courtroom at 5-all within the first set and staff try to dry the floor.
The U.S. Tennis Association says the realm is below a twister watch with potential for lightning. The USTA additionally says 30 mph wind is predicted.
Barbora Krejcikova has introduced her breakthrough success in Grand Slam singles to the U.S. Open.
The French Open champion by no means had appeared in the principle draw for singles at Flushing Meadows till this week and now she is headed to 3rd spherical after a 6-3, 6-1 victory over 119th-ranked American Christina McHale.
Their match started on Court 13 after which shifted to Louis Armstrong Stadium — which has a retractable roof — after a heavy downpour arrived within the night and threatened to wipe out motion on the uncovered arenas for the remainder of the night time.
The eighth-seeded Krejcikova got here into 2021 with a pair of Grand Slam doubles championships however solely three appearances at majors in singles.
After profitable each singles and doubles trophies at Roland Garros, the 25-year-old from the Czech Republic obtained to the fourth spherical in her Wimbledon debut earlier than shedding to eventual champion Ash Barty and now could be one win from matching that in her U.S. Open debut.
Daniil Medvedev eased into the third spherical of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Dominik Koepfer.
The No. 2 seed and 2019 runner-up broke Koepfer’s serve seven occasions and moved on to play Pablo Andujar of Spain within the subsequent spherical.
Fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev additionally superior however Fifteenth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, a semifinalist within the 2019 U.S. Open, retired after shedding two tiebreakers and trailing 4-0 within the third set in opposition to Alexei Popyrin.
Simona Halep is into the third spherical of the U.S. Open for the primary time since 2016.
The No. 12 seed rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Kristina Kucova at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the place their match was moved after Naomi Osaka’s opponent withdrew from their scheduled match.
Halep has gained two Grand Slam titles however struggled at the U.S. Open. She misplaced within the first spherical in consecutive appearances in 2017 and 2018 and hadn’t gone previous the second spherical since reaching the quarterfinals in 2016.
She accomplished her victory below the closed roof whereas play was suspended once more on the outer courts after rain returned.
Garbiñe Muguruza and Ons Jabeur had fast victories to succeed in the third spherical of the U.S. Open.
The ninth-seeded Muguruza, a two-time Grand Slam champion, beat Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-2. She may subsequent face No. 18 seed Victoria Azarenka, who reached her third U.S. Open remaining final yr.
The Twentieth-seeded Jabeur routed Maria Camila Osorio Serrano 6-0, 6-1 in 53 minutes.
Defending champion Naomi Osaka was the primary participant to succeed in the third spherical when opponent Olga Danilovic of Serbia withdrew for medical causes.
Play has began on the U.S. Open’s outdoors courts after they have been dried following morning rain.
No. 5 seed Andrey Rublev and Fifteenth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov have been among the many gamers who obtained began late after play was delayed on the courts that are not coated.
More rain was anticipated all through the day within the New York space on Wednesday.
Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium each have roofs that may be closed.
Naomi Osaka has superior to the third spherical of the U.S. Open after her second-round opponent withdrew for medical causes.
The defending champion was set to play Olga Danilovic of Serbia within the first match of the day in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The U.S. Tennis Association stated the match between girls’s No. 12 seed Simona Halep and Kristina Kucova would transfer to Ashe.
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