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US Open Gallery: The Best & The Brightest

With sour weather falling upon Flushing Meadows, only the very toughest WTA stars managed to make it through their matches. See all the best pics from Day 3 - and whose shoes are these?

Published August 29, 2013 12:00

The top half of the draw was slated to play their second round matches, and it looked good early...
The top half of the draw was slated to play their second round matches, and it looked good early...
Li Na cruised past Sofia Arvidsson, and Agnieszka Radwanska had a good day at the office too.
Li Na cruised past Sofia Arvidsson, and Agnieszka Radwanska had a good day at the office too.
But then, the dreaded R word...
But then, the dreaded R word...
Play was suspended due to rain for much of the afternoon, wreaking havoc on the order of play.
Play was suspended due to rain for much of the afternoon, wreaking havoc on the order of play.
After a few hours it was back to business though, and the US Open courts were dried off quickly.
After a few hours it was back to business though, and the US Open courts were dried off quickly.
Whose shoes are these?
Whose shoes are these?
None other than Laura Robson's - the teenage No.1 got past fellow teen Caroline Garcia in straights.
None other than Laura Robson's - the teenage No.1 got past fellow teen Caroline Garcia in straights.
Venus Williams, one of the most accomplished veterans on the tour, took on Zheng Jie in her match.
Venus Williams, one of the most accomplished veterans on the tour, took on Zheng Jie in her match.
Williams has been sporting some very unique - and fabulous - fashions at the US Open this year.
Williams has been sporting some very unique - and fabulous - fashions at the US Open this year.
But Zheng was up for the task, battling Williams for more than three hours on Armstrong Stadium.
But Zheng was up for the task, battling Williams for more than three hours on Armstrong Stadium.
Williams ended up falling to Zheng in a nail-biting three-setter between WTA veterans, 63 26 76(5).
Williams ended up falling to Zheng in a nail-biting three-setter between WTA veterans, 63 26 76(5).
Speaking of WTA veterans, the newly-retired Marion Bartoli was catching some action on the grounds...
Speaking of WTA veterans, the newly-retired Marion Bartoli was catching some action on the grounds...
  • The top half of the draw was slated to play their second round matches, and it looked good early...
  • Li Na cruised past Sofia Arvidsson, and Agnieszka Radwanska had a good day at the office too.
  • But then, the dreaded R word...
  • Play was suspended due to rain for much of the afternoon, wreaking havoc on the order of play.
  • After a few hours it was back to business though, and the US Open courts were dried off quickly.
  • Whose shoes are these?
  • None other than Laura Robson's - the teenage No.1 got past fellow teen Caroline Garcia in straights.
  • Venus Williams, one of the most accomplished veterans on the tour, took on Zheng Jie in her match.
  • Williams has been sporting some very unique - and fabulous - fashions at the US Open this year.
  • But Zheng was up for the task, battling Williams for more than three hours on Armstrong Stadium.
  • Williams ended up falling to Zheng in a nail-biting three-setter between WTA veterans, 63 26 76(5).
  • Speaking of WTA veterans, the newly-retired Marion Bartoli was catching some action on the grounds...
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