US OpenThe Wednesday program with Serena Williams in competition
No Swiss will play in New York this Wednesday. But the American Serena Williams will contest her second round of the US Open on the Arthur Ashe Court at the start of the night session. A defeat could end his career.
After the departure of Marc-Andrea Hüsler and Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday in New York, Switzerland is only represented by Belinda Bencic.
The St. Galloise, who released Andrea Petkovic, will play the second round of the US Open against Romanian Sorana Cirstea on Thursday. This Wednesday, the table features American Serena Williams’ expected clash of the night.
Serena Williams tackles world No. 2
Forgetting the glamorous first round, Serena Williams tackles world no. Slam title won.
“She really impressed me yesterday (Monday in her first round) by managing to win. Not even because of her tennis, but because of the way she managed to cope with the emotions she had to go through, “commented the German Andrea Petkovic on Tuesday after her defeat in the first round Williams.
A defeat that put an end to his own career. A scenario that could be identical for Queen Serena, who won 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of Montenegrin Danka Kovinic (80th in the world).
Because if the tribute ceremonies scheduled before and after his first match seemed absurd because of his win, Williams confirmed his very next “evolution” away from the competition.
“I love being on the pitches. The more tournaments I play, the more I feel like this is my place. So it’s not easy to walk away knowing that the more you play, the more you can shine. But it’s time for me to move on to something else,” she said Monday night.
Estonian Kontaveit would love to send Queen Serena to this new world beyond tennis.
Daniil Medvedev shouldn’t tremble in front of the French Rinderknech
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who won his first Major in New York last year by beating Novak Djokovic in the final, meets France’s Arthur Rinderknech (58th in the world). “It is a great pleasure to play against him. I’ll try to give everything and see if there isn’t a micro place,” Habs explained in an interview with l’Equipe newspaper.
The 26-year-old Russian, world number one, meets the French after the Williams-Kontaveit duel on the Arthur-Ashe court. He hadn’t been shaking when he started the race. “I’m happy to win under difficult conditions. It’s pretty hot and humid here. I was sweating a lot, but I think there were some good points,” said the defending champion after winning the first round.
Does Nick Kyrgios still have energy?
The Australian has qualified for the second round of the US Open, where he meets Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi (50th in the world) on the Louis Armstrong Court on Wednesday afternoon. But the 25th player in the world had to send off his compatriot and friend Thanasi Kokkinakis (70th) in the first round and this encounter in particular was not easy to play.
“To be honest, there are probably two or three players on the circuit that I will remain in contact with until the day I die. Thanasi is one of them. It was really difficult,” said the Australian after the game against his “brother” and was quoted in L’Equipe. Kokkinakis also noted that he struggled to enter this very special match.
Will Nick Kyrgios recover emotionally from this game? He is “confident of his strength”, but also physically “exhausted”, he says.
Program of the main games for Wednesday 31 August
From 12:00 p.m.: Andy Murray (GBR) – Emilio Nava (USA), Elena Ruse (ROU) – Coco Gauff (USA/12th place)
From 7:00 p.m.: Serena Williams (USA) – Anett Kontaveit (EST/2), Daniel Medvedev (RUS/1) – Arthur Rinderknech (FRA)
From 11:00 a.m.: Xiyu Wang (CHN) – Maria Sakkari (GRE/3), Madison Keys (USA/20) – Camila Giorgi (ITA), Nick Kyrgios (AUS/23) – Benjamin Bonzi (FRA)
From 19:00: Jack Draper (GBR) – Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN/6), Beatriz Haddad (BRA/15) – Bianca Andreescu (CAN)
From 11 a.m.: Ons Jabeur (TUN/5) – Elizabeth Mandlik (USA), Hugo Grenier (FRA) – Matteo Berrettini (ITA/13), Tommy Paul (USA/29) – Sebastian Korda (USA)
Not before 11:00 p.m.: Leylah Fernandez (USA/14) – Liudmila Samsonova (RUS)
From 11 a.m.: Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) – Shelby Rogers (USA/31), Alison Riske (USA/29) – Camila Osorio (COL), Tim van Rijthoven (NED) – Casper Ruud (NOR/5)
Not before 17:00: Karen Khachanov (RUS/27) – Thiago Monteiro (BRA)
From 11 a.m.: Cristian garin (CHI) – Alex de Minaur (AUS/18), Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) – Caroline Garcia (FRA/17)
From 11:00 a.m.: Pablo Carreno (ESP/12) – Alexander Bublik (KAZ), Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) – Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
From 11 a.m.: Corentin Moutet (FRA) – Boric van de Zandschulp (NED/21), Veronika Kudermetova (RUS/18) – Maryna Zanevskaya (BEL)
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