US Open Gallery: Epic Battle In The Big Apple
Vera and Anabel, Maria and Flavia, Sam and Nadia... they were all fighting for the second week.
Published September 03, 2011 12:00
Vera Zvonareva fought hard for two hours for a 64 75 victory against Anabel Medina Garrigues.
Julia Goerges saved four match points down 64 65 but fell to Peng Shuai in a tie-break, 64 76(1).
Peng Shuai had not been to a Grand Slam second week before 2011. Now she is in her third of four.
Ana Ivanovic signed autographs at the WTA booth during her day off from matches on Friday.
Flavia Pennetta dug deep to close out Maria Sharapova after squandering a 4-1 third set lead.
Maria Sharapova got back to 4-all in the third but some untimely double faults halted her momentum.
Maria Sharapova met Flavia Pennetta at the net after Pennetta scored a 63 36 64 third round win.
Maria Kirilenko ended the run of American teenager Christina McHale with a 62 63 win at night.
Nadia Petrova saved two match points in the second set and pushed Sam Stosur to a third, but...
Sam Stosur won in three hours and 16 minutes, 76(5) 67(5) 75, the longest women's US Open match ever.