Published: Mon, September 02, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Serena through to US Open quarterfinals as Barty, Pliskova crash out

Serena through to US Open quarterfinals as Barty, Pliskova crash out

"I love NY", she said.

If you want to know which the important matches of Sunday, September 1 are in the third round of US Open 2019, we will tell you here.

Barty has set her sights on retaining the US Open doubles crown after crashing out of the singles with a fourth-round shocker at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.

It came at 2-2 in the second set after Williams just hit a volley at the net.

"I usually know if it's terrible early on", Serena said.

She had a chance to break back but the hugely impressive Wang, playing in the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time, held her nerve.

"'Q' was very good, very solid", said Barty. "I have been managing it".

The Australian, who won the French Open earlier this year, was beaten in straight sets by Wang Qiang, the 18th seed from China.

It had all been going so well for Williams, too. Wang got to the ball in time, but mistimed her forehand return to send it well wide. The medical timeout ensued.

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The 34-year-old Swiss has won three major titles - and they all came against members of the Big 3. Djokovic and Wawrinka are good friends, so obviously the two understand each other.

But after suffering five first-round defeats in his past six tournaments, the 2017 season-ending championship victor has rediscovered his touch at the final slam of the year. Despite these positive developments for her, Williams refuses to look at these that way. Wang broke Barty twice to storm to a 5-1 lead before claiming the set at 6-2.

"Wang didn't play her best tennis in the match".

"He helped me a lot", Wang said in her presser, when asked about McNamara.

"But after her (ankle) injury, it was a bit of a last-minute thing where I just texted Vika and said: 'Look, I don't have a partner". Everything will be because of her hard work.

Team McCoco, as they are calling themselves, beat the No. 9-seeded team of Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke 6-3, 7-6 (9) before a crowd that was packed to the top of Louis Armstrong Stadium. Roger Federer will be taking on David Goffin in the third round of men's singles match on Sunday, September 1.

The flashy Goffin upset Federer at the year-end World Tour Finals in London in 2017 but admitted facing the huge crowd favorite in the largest regularly used tennis stadium in the world was much more hard.

Svitolina said: "It was really good serving from me, I was feeling good with my footwork as well".

"All of a sudden what you felt the day before during practice or the last matches, it feels completely different".

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