Marie Mahé, published on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 am
American Serena Williams conceded a round on Wednesday in the second round of the US Open before beating compatriot Caty McNally. Ashleigh Barty qualified in straight sets against Lauren Davis.
Unlike others, she could play. While it rains on Wednesday at the US Open, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, 3rd world player and seeded No. 3, was able to validate her ticket for the third round of the American Grand Slam played hard. In 1:08 of play, the Czech has quietly defeated the Georgian Mariam Bolkvadze, 202nd World Player and qualifying result, in two sets (6-1, 6-4). In the first run, Pliskova, the author of 9 aces during the game, waited for the fourth game before making the difference. After a break at the end of her second ball, the 3rd world player then reoffended on the next faceoff of her opponent, before concluding on a shutout (1-6). In the second run, the Georgian has this time lost her second put into play, before breaking into stride on his third possibility. However, not able to stand up to one of the best players in the world, Bolkvadze may have saved three new breakpoints, 2-2, she could not do anything on the fourth. From then on, the No. 3 seed continued to lead the race. After failing to conclude this match on the service of her opponent, at 3-5, she ended up having the last word on her own service (4-6).
Svitolina fights against the eldest of two Williams sisters
The end was a long time coming, but Elina Svitolina had what she had hoped for, a qualification for the third round of the US Open (USA) on hard. This Wednesday, the Ukrainian, 5th world player and seeded No. 5, has released the American Venus Williams, 52nd player in the world, in two sets (6-4, 6-4) and 1:53 of play. went right into his encounter, breaking his opponent's white entrance and even saving a ball against him at 2-1. After another break at 4-2, Svitolina saved three balls before giving in on the fourth, while she was serving for the set. On the service of the American, the 5th world player then got three first set balls, synonyms of break, before finally concluding on his own service (6-4). The start of the second run was much more complicated for the No. 5 seed. Unable to convert one of her five break points in the first two services of Venus Williams, she lost her serve and was then 0-3. After a first break at 1-3, then a second at 3-3, Svitolina missed the pass of three, not converting any of his five match points on the service of the American. It was therefore only a partial postponement, since the highest ranked of the two could then conclude on his service (6-4).
Keys did not shake
In a day decidedly disturbed by the rain, Madison Keys was also able to join the third round of the US Open (USA), on hard. This Wednesday, the 9th ranked World Player and No. 1 seed eliminated Lin Zhu of China, 122nd overall, in two sets (6-4, 6-1) and 1:11 of play. However, the lowest ranked of the two took the game of the good end by breaking his opponent, 1-1, while having saved, meanwhile, two balls against him. But the euphoria was short-lived since the American then quietly broke, at 3-2, before concluding, on a new break, this time white (4-6). The second and last round was one way. Zhu did not win any of her service games and only saved two of the five break points she conceded. Despite a break-up to 0-4, this was not enough and the 9th World Player then quietly put an end to this meeting (1-6).
It was not as simple as planned for Serena Williams. Opposite 121st World Player Caty McNally, Serena Williams needed three sets to climb the third round of the US Open this Wednesday. In a first set played where the two players did not tremble on their service, the first breakstop was conceded fatal to the former number one in the WTA who went off with a delay behind. While the second act started like the previous one, Williams was able to take the lead to lead the race and restart the match. It was finally in the last set that the number eight seed showed his superiority by breaking three times to leave only one game to his opponent.
Barty slightly hung
The number two world has had an amazing match this Wednesday against Lauren Davis. Ashleigh Barty qualified for the third round by winning in two sets after managing her first set. Despite a game of lost service, the Australian has made the break three times to win fairly easily and put a foot in the next round. However, the loss of the first round revived the 73rd world player who took the opposing service early in the second set. An advance kept only minutes since Barty has quickly reduced the gap before offering himself three match points at 6-5 in his favor. Brought to the decisive game, the winner of Roland Garros this season has not trembled to continue its route in the tournament of the American Grand Slam.
US OPEN (United States, Grand Slam, hard, 25,808,767 €)
Holding the title: Naomi Osaka (JAP)
Osaka (JAP, No. 1) – Linette (POL)
Gauff (USA, WC) – Babos (HUN, Q)
Kontaveit (EST, No. 21) – Tomljanovic (AUS)
Cornet (FRA) – Bencic (SUI, n ° 13)
Sabalenka (BLR, No. 9) – Putintseva (KAZ)
Kanepi (EST) – Vekic (CRO, n ° 23)
Goerges (ALL, No. 26) – Di Lorenzo (USA, WC)
Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – Bertens (PBS, n ° 7)
Halep (ROU, No. 4) – Townsend (USA, Q)
Cirstea (ROU) – Bolsova (ESP)
Wozniacki (DAN, No. 19) – Collins (USA)
Flipkens (BEL, LL) – Andreescu (CAN, n ° 15)
Kalinskaya (RUS, Q) – Ahn (USA, WC)
Ostapenko (LET) – Riske (USA)
Mertens (BEL, No. 25) – Kr.Pliskova (RTC)
Petkovic (ALL) – Kvitova (RTC, No. 6)
Svitolina (UKR, No. 5) V.Williams (USA): 6-4, 6-4
Peterson (SUE) – Yastremska (UKR, n ° 32)
Kenin (USA, No. 20) – Siegemund (ALL)
Keys (USA, No. 10) Bat Zhu (CHN): 6-4, 6-1
Konta (GBR, No. 16) – Gasparyan (RUS)
Alexandrova (RUS) – Zhang (CHN, No. 33)
Jabeur (TUN) – Sasnovich (BLR)
Ka.Pliskova (RTC, No. 3) Bat Bolkvadze (GEO, Q): 6-1, 6-4
S.Williams (USA, No. 8) McNally (USA, WC): 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Muchova (RTC) – Hsieh (TPE, n ° 29)
Martic (CRO, n ° 22) – Bogdan (ROU, Q)
Swiatek (POL) – Sevastova (LET, No. 12)
Mladenovic (FRA) – Ferro (FRA) interrupted at 0-0 (0-15)
Van Uytvanck (BEL) – Q.Wang (CHN, No. 18) interrupted at 1-0
Sakkari (GRE, No. 30) – Peng (CHN, Q) interrupted at 1-1
Barty (AUS, n ° 2) Bat Davis (USA): 6-2, 7-6 (2)