US Open Gallery: Second Week Takes Shape
Ekaterina Makarova was among the players snapping up berths in the second week, edging Sabine Lisicki in a tight two-setter. Which world leader was in the stands for Li Na and Laura Robson?
Published August 31, 2013 12:00
The third round of the US Open began on Friday, with some revenge in one of the first matches.
Li Na beat Laura Robson, 62 75, avenging the third round defeat she suffered to the Brit last year.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was among those in the crowds for Li Na and Laura Robson.
Sabine Lisicki was finding her rhythm for the first time since Wimbledon, but this was a tough one.
Lisicki closed from 1-5 to 4-5 before finally surrendering the first set to Makarova, 6-4...
The two players stayed even throughout the second set but Makarova was just too tough in the end.
The No.24-seeded Makarova sprung an upset against the No.16-seeded Lisicki in straight sets, 64 75.
Meanwhile on Ashe, there would be no upset of the tournament's No.15 seed, Sloane Stephens.
Stephens defeated No.23 seed Jamie Hampton in straight sets in an all-American match-up, 61 63.
Angelique Kerber avenged her Wimbledon loss to Kaia Kanepi with a straight set victory, 60 64.
No.18 seed Carla Suárez Navarro beat Zheng Jie for the first time in three career meetings, 62 64.
As darkness fell, the night session began, with World No.1 Serena Williams about to hit the court...