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US OPEN. Murray was killed early on, Nadal wins easily and the Williams sisters meet each other

Andy Murray (ATP 382) is there Wednesday failed to qualify for the third round at the US Open. The Scotsman, former number one of the world, lost after almost three and a half hours of tennis in four sets (7-5, 2-6, 6-4 and 6-4) of the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco (ATP 32).

For the 31-year-old Andy Murray, winner of the US Open in 2012, it was his first grand slam tournament since Wimbledon 2017. He made last June his comeback on the circuit, but gave in the last instance, however, the bundle for the edition of Wimbledon this year. For Verdasco awaits in the third round a duel with the Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro (ATP 3), which is itself easily in three sets (6-3, 6-1 and 7-6 (7/4)) the custom name of the American Denis Kudla (ATP 72). Del Potro won the US Open in 2009.

The Spaniard Rafael Nadal (ATP 1), in its second round, no problem with the Canadian Vasek Pospisil (ATP 88). Nadal finished the job after two hours of tennis in three sets (6-3, 6-4 and 6-2). The number one of the world and defending champion in New York, found in his third duel with the Russian Karen Khachanov (ATP 26).

Also , Stan Wawrinka (ATP 101) for the first time since August, 2017 in the third round of a grand slam. He is stronger in four sets over the Frenchman Ugo Humbert (ATP 139): 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3 and 7-5.

Finally, Dominic Thiem (ATP 9) in the next round, already had the Bike up to five sets against the American Steve Johnson (ATP 31): 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 and 6-1. In the next round awaits with Taylor Fritz (ATP 74) again an American opponent on the losing finalist of Roland Garros.

Toptreffen in the women

When the women take the former number one of the world Victoria Azarenka (WTA 79) in the third round against titelverdedigster Sloane Stephens (WTA 3). They published this Wednesday, both for that third round.

Azarenka took the prompt with 6-1 and 6-2 of the Australian Daria Gavrilova (WTA 32). After two missed editions makes the White Russian her comeback in New York, where in 2012 and 2013 reached the finals. Stephens had the full 2u45 struggle, to end up with 4-6, 7-5 and 6-2 to pick up the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina (WTA 134). And all this while the thermometer more than 43 degrees Celsius out.

Serena Williams gives herself a challenge with sister Venus

Serena Williams (WTA 26) has easily qualified for the third round. The American pulled out after barely an hour of tennis in two sets (6-2 and 6-2) of the German Carina Witthöft (WTA 101).

In the third round, wait for the 36-year-old Serena a duel with her older sister Venus Williams (WTA 16). They won earlier in the day, also in two sets (6-4 and 7-5), the Italian Camila Giorgi (WTA 40). It is the second time this year that both sisters to each other in the eyes. In Indian Wells was the victory for the now 38-year-old Venus. Serena won the 29 previous meetings 17 times. Five times were the two sisters against each other at the US Open. There won Serena three parties.

Muguruza was killed in action against qualifier

For Garbine Muguruza (WTA 12), double grandslamwinnares, the US Open there. The Spanish lost after two and a half hours of tennis in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) of the Czech kwalificatiespeelster Karolina Muchova (WTA 202). It is for Muguruza and the third time this season (after the Australian Open and Wimbledon), that they are in the second round of a grand slam tournament flies. For the 22-year-old Muchova wait in the third round a duel with the Australian Ashleigh Barty (WTA 17).

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