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US Open Gallery: The Best Of The Weekend

Twenty-four players were still alive in the draw when the weekend started - now, a cool dozen.

Published September 02, 2012 12:00

Roberta Vinci was one of the first winners of the weekend, beating Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday.
Roberta Vinci was one of the first winners of the weekend, beating Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday.
Andrea Hlavackova lost a tough first set to Maria Kirilenko, 7-5, but afterwards she would come alive.
Andrea Hlavackova lost a tough first set to Maria Kirilenko, 7-5, but afterwards she would come alive.
Maria Kirilenko was coming off a career-best summer, highlighted by reaching the finals of New Haven.
Maria Kirilenko was coming off a career-best summer, highlighted by reaching the finals of New Haven.
But Andrea Hlavackova was too tough, winning, 57 64 64, to reach her first Grand Slam second week.
But Andrea Hlavackova was too tough, winning, 57 64 64, to reach her first Grand Slam second week.
Serena Williams ran away with it from 4-all in the first set against Ekaterina Makarova, winning, 64 60.
Serena Williams ran away with it from 4-all in the first set against Ekaterina Makarova, winning, 64 60.
Venus Williams was watching in the stands as Serena Williams got some revenge for a loss in Australia.
Venus Williams was watching in the stands as Serena Williams got some revenge for a loss in Australia.
At night, Sloane Stephens was two games away from upsetting Ana Ivanovic, leading by a set and 4-3.
At night, Sloane Stephens was two games away from upsetting Ana Ivanovic, leading by a set and 4-3.
But Ana Ivanovic outlasted Sloane Stephens, coming back to complete a three set victory, 67(4) 64 62.
But Ana Ivanovic outlasted Sloane Stephens, coming back to complete a three set victory, 67(4) 64 62.
Sam Stosur became the first woman into the quarters, beating Laura Robson in a tight two-setter, 64 64.
Sam Stosur became the first woman into the quarters, beating Laura Robson in a tight two-setter, 64 64.
Victoria Azarenka and later Marion Bartoli joined Sam Stosur in the quarters with victories at night.
Victoria Azarenka and later Marion Bartoli joined Sam Stosur in the quarters with victories at night.
Nadia Petrova seemed headed for a big upset on Ashe, leading Maria Sharapova 2-0 in the third set.
Nadia Petrova seemed headed for a big upset on Ashe, leading Maria Sharapova 2-0 in the third set.
But Maria Sharapova kept her perfect three set record for 2012 intact, pulling it out, 61 46 64.
But Maria Sharapova kept her perfect three set record for 2012 intact, pulling it out, 61 46 64.
  • Roberta Vinci was one of the first winners of the weekend, beating Dominika Cibulkova on Saturday.
  • Andrea Hlavackova lost a tough first set to Maria Kirilenko, 7-5, but afterwards she would come alive.
  • Maria Kirilenko was coming off a career-best summer, highlighted by reaching the finals of New Haven.
  • But Andrea Hlavackova was too tough, winning, 57 64 64, to reach her first Grand Slam second week.
  • Serena Williams ran away with it from 4-all in the first set against Ekaterina Makarova, winning, 64 60.
  • Venus Williams was watching in the stands as Serena Williams got some revenge for a loss in Australia.
  • At night, Sloane Stephens was two games away from upsetting Ana Ivanovic, leading by a set and 4-3.
  • But Ana Ivanovic outlasted Sloane Stephens, coming back to complete a three set victory, 67(4) 64 62.
  • Sam Stosur became the first woman into the quarters, beating Laura Robson in a tight two-setter, 64 64.
  • Victoria Azarenka and later Marion Bartoli joined Sam Stosur in the quarters with victories at night.
  • Nadia Petrova seemed headed for a big upset on Ashe, leading Maria Sharapova 2-0 in the third set.
  • But Maria Sharapova kept her perfect three set record for 2012 intact, pulling it out, 61 46 64.
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