Serena Williams’ quest for a 24th Grand Slam singles title and seventh US Open crown continued with a gritty, straight-set dismissal of Russian Margarita Gasparyan. She’ll face Sloane Stephens in Round 3.
Serena won the match 6-2, 6-4 to make it to round 3
US Open 2020 Live : Russia’s Daniil Medvedev & De Minaur enters third round,
No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev posted an impressive performance against Australia’s Christopher O’Connell at the 2020 US Open on Thursday, dismissing the World No. 116, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, and booking a ticket to the third round.
The Russian never wavered in their two-hour contest, proving that he’s on a mission to repeat last year’s run to the final, where he finished as runner-up behind Rafael Nadal in five grueling sets.
“I feel that I’m moving well and I am trying to work on it still, everyday I try to practice my movement and tennis shots, but I’m happy with my tennis,” he said.
Alex de Minaur showed true grit to move into the US Open third round but fellow Australian John Millman is out following a crushing five-set loss to American Frances Tiafoe.
De Minaur gathered himself after a mid-match collapse to close out a tense four-set win over French veteran Richard Gasquet before Millman succumbed 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in a four-hour rollercoaster ride.
De Minaur looked to be cruising to victory when he raced to a two-set advantage and held three match points at 6-3 in the third-set tiebreaker only for Gasquet to drag himself off the canvas.
The 2013 semi-finalist and former world No 7 then led 3-0 in the fourth set. But De Minaur showed all his renowned fighting qualities to level the set, then break Gasquet in the 11th game and serve out a 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (8-6), 7-5 win.