US Open Results: Marin Cilic Loses; New Aunt Venus Williams Wins

One of these group will be in a U.S. Open final.

Venus Williams Advances


Venus Williams, 37, has reached a fourth turn or improved during 9 of her final 10 Grand Slam tournaments.

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Venus Williams reached a fourth turn of a U.S. Open for a 15th time in 19 appearances, violence Maria Sakkari, 6-3, 6-4, in a final compare of a day eventuality on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Williams took a justice usually as news media reports began present that her sister Serena had given birth to her child in Florida.

Venus Williams’s offer was not during a many potent, attack no aces and 8 double faults, yet she returned tenaciously, winning half of a points on Sakkari’s serve.

Williams has turn a tie low into Grand Slam tournaments again, reaching a fourth turn or improved during 9 of a final 10, after a duration of struggles after she initial announced her diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome.

Williams will face Carla Suarez Navarro in a fourth round. Suarez Navarro kick Williams during a 2009 Australian Open, yet Williams leads their head-to-head 4-3, including dual wins during Wimbledon.

Suarez Navarro will play Williams on her 29th birthday, Sept. 3. The final time she played a Williams sister on her birthday, in 2013, she lost, 6-0, 6-0, to Serena in 53 minutes.

Read Juliet Macur’s mainstay on Venus Williams here.

Stephens’s Comeback Continues


Sloane Stephens recently returned from an 11-month layoff given of a feet injury.

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Two players who have embarked on unequivocally opposite forms of comebacks met during Louis Armstrong Stadium on Friday afternoon.


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Sloane Stephens, not all that distant private from an 11-month layoff given of a feet injury, and Ashleigh Barty, behind on debate after an extended interregnum personification veteran cricket, faced any other in a third-round compare during a U.S. Open, where Stephens simply modernized with a 6-2, 6-4 victory.

Stephens, a 24-year-old American who had medicine on her right feet in January, now appears to be personification some of a excellent tennis of her career. After defeating 11th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in a second round, Stephens indispensable usually 1 hour 17 mins to dispatch Barty, a 21-year-old Australian who committed 31 spontaneous errors.

“I had a lot of opportunities, and it’s unsatisfactory we couldn’t utterly connect on a few,” Barty said. “But in observant that, she played good and substantially deserved to win some-more than we did.”

It has been a conspicuous resurgence for Stephens, a former top-15 actor who did not start personification again until July. But after she had clever display during a Rogers Cup in Toronto final month, where she degraded Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber en track to a semifinals, her universe ranking jumped 783 spots. Her certainty seemed to balloon streamer into a Open.

Now ranked 83rd, Stephens will face 30th-seeded Julia Goerges in a fourth round. It will be Stephens’s initial entrance in a fourth turn during a Grand Slam eventuality given a 2015 French Open, where she mislaid to Serena Williams, a contingent champion. — SCOTT CACCIOLA


Denis Shapovalov, an 18-year-old Canadian, has won 6 matches in a row, including in U.S. Open qualifying.

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Friday’s Results

■ Denis Shapovalov’s startling run during his initial U.S. Open continued as he modernized to a fourth turn when his harmed opponent, Kyle Edmund, late from their compare with Shapovalov heading 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 1-0. Shapovalov will face a 12th-seeded Pablo Carreño Busta on Sunday. Carreño Busta is a top remaining seed in a bottom half of a draw.

Read some-more about Shapovalov’s win here.

Maria Sharapova rolled into a fourth turn of her initial Grand Slam contest given Jan 2016, defeating a 18-year-old American Sofia Kenin, 7-5, 6-2. Sharapova will play 16th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova on Sunday.

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■ Borna Coric could not behind adult his dissapoint of Alexander Zverev, losing in a third turn to No. 28 seed Kevin Anderson, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. Anderson will play Paolo Lorenzi, who is in a fourth turn of a Grand Slam eventuality for a initial time during age 35.

■ Sam Querrey, a No. 17 seed, degraded a qualifier Radu Albot, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 to strech a fourth turn during a Open for usually a third time in his career. He will face 23rd-seeded Mischa Zverev, who degraded No. 10 John Isner, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (5), on Friday night. Querrey, a Wimbledon semifinalist, is a final American masculine remaining in singles.


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■ Garbiñe Muguruza, a reigning Wimbledon champion, has been demolishing her opponents during a U.S. Open. Through her initial 3 matches of a tournament, including Friday’s third-round win opposite Magdalena Rybarikova, Muguruza has spent a sum of 3 hours 9 mins on court, losing usually 9 games yet dropping a set.

Her compare opposite Rybarikova was a reprise of their semifinal assembly during Wimbledon, and a outcome was identical: a 6-1, 6-1 feat for Muguruza, seeded third here. (It took 61 minutes.)

“My shots were there,” Muguruza said.

With a win, Muguruza also knocked Venus Williams and Simona Halep out of row in a competition for a No. 1 ranking, winnowing a margin from 5 to three. Along with Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova (the stream No. 1) and Elina Svitolina (No. 4) are still in a running.

Muguruza will face Petra Kvitova, a No. 13 seed, in a fourth round.

■ Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion, simply modernized with a 6-0, 6-4 win opposite Carolina Garcia in a third round. Kvitova, a No. 13 seed and a quarterfinalist here in 2015, had mislaid her dual many new meetings with Garcia, a No. 18 seed. But Kvitova did not even face a mangle indicate on her offer as she rolled in a initial compare of a day on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Kvitova described a compare as another step toward normalcy about 8 months after she was pounded during a spoliation during her home in a Czech Republic. She postulated tendon and haughtiness repairs to her left palm and missed about 5 months.

“Sometimes we do feel a small bit some-more normal than before,” Kvitova said, “especially on a justice and around players and people, around a tennis, that I’m unequivocally beholden that we can be partial of again. The life is still a small bit strange, yet it’s removing better, as well. Hopefully one day it will be better.”


Choosing Tennis Over Medicine

Paolo Lorenzi was meant to be a doctor. Instead of examination Saturday morning cartoons, his father, Marco, would uncover Paolo and his comparison hermit Bruno basic videos of entrance surgeries he was set to perform.

When he was 18, Paolo Lorenzi, notwithstanding being an achieved youth tennis player, went to a internal university in Siena, Italy, to investigate medicine. Seventeen years later, he still pays token fee annually to say his tyro status, even yet he no longer believes he will ever use medicine.


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“I have taken some exams, yet now we consider it is too late for me to be a doctor,” pronounced Lorenzi after violence his countryman Thomas Fabbiano, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, to strech his initial turn of 16 during a U.S. Open. “Now we consider my career is as a tennis player.”

At 35, Lorenzi is a oldest masculine actor in a Open epoch to strech a vital fourth turn for a initial time. He began his career going 0-13 in Grand Slam categorical draws; on 23 occasions, he has unsuccessful to allege past qualifying.

But final year Lorenzi reached a third turn here with a five-set win over Gilles Simon that lasted 4 hours 54 minutes. He mislaid in a subsequent turn to Andy Murray. Last summer he won his initial ATP title, in Kitzbühel, Austria, and this past May he strike a career-high ranking of No. 33.

Lorenzi credited his late swell to his coach, Claudio Galoppini, and his aptness trainer, Stefano Giovannini.

“They unequivocally helped me learn to pierce improved and urge my serve,” pronounced Lorenzi, who will play 28th-seeded Kevin Anderson for a mark in a quarterfinals.

He does not skip being a doctor.

“There are adequate surgeons in my family,” he says. “Besides, if we do turn a alloy one day, we will be a sports medicine doctor.” — CINDY SHMERLER

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