Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 2) has, like last year, the second round of the US Open did not survive. The Danish went with 6-4 and 6-2 down against the Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko (WTA 36).
Wozniacki gave after that the best player had won. “She has intelligently played, the tennis that I wanted to show. They brought a lot of balls back, took good corners.”
Despite her early exit remained Wozniacki is positive. “I now have a few lesser tournaments behind us, but anyway this will always be a memorable year. I won the Australian Open, after all, my first grand slam and nobody can make me ever decrease.”
In the first round, lost the US Open all the Romanian topreekshoofd Simona Halep. The American titelverdedigster Sloane Stephens (WTA 3) is now the highest-placed player in the women’s tournament.
Maria Sharapova (WTA 22) qualified Thursday for the sixteenth-finals by Romanian Sorana Cirstea (WTA 51) off with 6-2 and 7-5. The Russian, winner in New York in 2006, is in its next game against the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko (WTA 10).
Djokovic punch despite difficult moment
In the men insured Novak Djokovic (ATP 6) are on Thursday from a place in the third round. The Serb had in the third set, a difficult time against the American Tennys Sandgren (ATP 61) but finally won with 6-1, 6-3, 6-7 (2/7) 6-2.
“The first 2.5 sets I played very well, I had the control. Then I lost my concentration, and I began myself to be annoyed. But fortunately, I could in the fourth set again,” said Djokovic after the match. “Nole”, that the tournament won in 2011 and 2015, plays for a place in the eighth finals against Frenchman Richard Gasquet (ATP 25).