Group B: * Gasparyan 2-6, 1-2 Williams (* denotes the next server)
Another comfortable grip for Williams, who bumps into her fourth and fifth ace from the night along the way.
Group B: Gasparian 2-6, 1-1 Williams * (* denotes the next server)
Gasparian stuck but was forced to work for it. Williams is moving as we’ve seen since the round returns from the coronavirus halt.
Group 2: * Gasparian 2-6, 0-1 Williams (* denotes the next server)
It’s important for Williams to reconfirm her serve after she inexplicably broke in love at 5-2 in the first. And that’s exactly what it does, capping a drama-free suspension 115 mph down the center.
Williams wins the first set 6-2!
Williams breaks in the eighth game of the first group!
Group A: Gasparian 2-6 Williams
Gasparian commits her second double mistake in the match to drop 15-30. It progresses from 40 to 30 but breaks and falls after two inseparable errors from baseline. She saved one, but it sprayed a backhand moment moment after that. The first set to Serena after 35 minutes directly.
Gasparian breaks in the seventh game of the first group!
First group: * Gasparyan 2-5 Williams (* denotes the next server)
A bit of a wrinkle with Williams breaking in love – four straight points in serving after losing just five points in the entire set. Still, Williams has a breaking feature. Gasparian will remain in the first set after changing ends.
Group 1: * Gasparian 1-4 Williams (* indicates the next server)
Serena’s second ace crashed at night, with a 109 mph missile down center, for 30 pods. She has earned 10 out of 12 points on her racket so far. But Gasparian gets her teeth in two walks over the next few points and suddenly Williams faces a breaking point. The American saves her with a winning frontal volleyball blow, then withstands after he hits a second serving stroke of 97 mph and slams Gasparian from baseline.
First group: Gasparyan 1-3 Williams * (* denotes the next server)
Gasparian has trouble sending the transmission, but the Williams crowd at 103 mph run on the object they cannot return to in play. Williams won two quick points to make things uncomfortable at the age of 15-30, but Gasparian stuck from there to join the board.
First group: * Gasparyan 0-3 Williams (* indicates the next server)
Another stress-free service game for Williams, who eclipses the control with a clear backhand down the line. Gasparyan will need to show something and quickly or this may end in a hurry.
Williams breaks in the second half of the first set!
First group: Gasparyan 0-2 Williams * (* denotes the next server)
Gasparian appears to be bound to put on comfortably after quickly winning the first three points of the opening service match from baseline. But she is shattered by 40 loves after she double follows with a series of unintended mistakes.
First group: * Gasparyan 0-1 Williams (* indicates the next server)
Williams opens the match with a controlling service game, with a love fist punctuated at 104 mph down the tube. Promising start.
The rain steadily started to rain right as the players finished the warm-ups. The decision to close the roof, which usually takes about seven minutes, is an easy one. All play has been suspended from outside courts, including four singles matches. The break comes moments after Britain’s Dan Evans saved two group points against Frenchman Corentin Moutet. The 23rd seed will work at 6-4, 3-6, 5-6, Ad In when play resumes.
Good evening and welcome to Arthur Ashe Stadium for the climax party tonight. A pair of second round matches on the list with Serena Williams A confrontation with Russian Margarita Gasparyan, followed by Andy Murray’s first professional meeting with Felix Auger-Aliassim.
Some quick items from the daily session to help you get involved:
- Britain Joanna Conta He became the last seed to bend, Coming from the front at a loss of 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 to me Sorana Cercia
- Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova, Who is playing her first tournament since Wimbledon 2017 after taking a three-year break to have a son, reached the third round with a 7-5, 6-3 win over the No. 10 seed. Garbini Muguruza
- Sloan Stephens, The 2017 US Open champion who entered the tournament this year with a record 1-7 for this year, was dominant 6-2, 6-2 on the win. Olga Govortsova – She could face Serena in the third round
- There are no 25 seeds Milos Runic He was knocked out after losing 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 losing to fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil
- The second classifier Dominic Tim He secured a place in the third round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over India Summit Nagal
Brian will be here soon. In the meantime, it is safe to say that Kristina Mladenovic was not satisfied with the conditions in Queens this week:
French Kristina Mladenovic complained of living a “nightmare” due to Covid-19 health protocols at the US Open after suffering a spectacular collapse to lose to Russian Varvava Gracheva in the second round match.
In front of a competition that ranked outside the top 100 players and played her first major tournament, Mladenovic seemed ready for a great victory during the service 6-1, 5-1, but things suddenly deteriorated and ended up losing 1-6, 7. 6 (2), 6 -0.
Mladenovic was one of many athletes who were placed under the “enhanced protocol” scheme for being in contact with their compatriot Benoit Bayer, who tested positive for the coronavirus and was withdrawn before the major tournament.
“We are living in a nightmare here.” “I have only one desire and that is to regain my freedom,” said 44th ranked Mladenovic. “We have to fight for our freedom, even the one we haven’t had yet.”
United State Tennis The association protocols mean that players who come into contact with Paire are tested for Covid-19 every day instead of once in four days and confined to hotel rooms.
Mladenovic, who, with her partner Timia Papos, is the number one seed for the women’s doubles, said earlier that she felt as if she was stuck inside a “bubble within a bubble”.
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