Back on the Grand Slam stage, Eugenie Bouchard returned to her winning ways. The seventh-seeded Bouchard routed Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Open.
Maybe’s Riske’s incredible run isn’t that much of a surprise considering her recent surge.
They are two different players and, at times, it looks as if they’re playing two different games. Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki made it through the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Monday and stayed on a path that could collide in the semifinals.
Caroline Wozniacki is fit and powerful. Now if she can develop into an ‘all court’ player, she would have a greater chance of beating the top players in the later rounds of Major Championships.
But she took four consecutive games there to start turning things around, and wound up winning 12 of the match’s last 14 games to extend her bid to win her first Grand Slam title.
American tennis fans are looking for that next Cinderella Story. Remember Melanie Oudin’s exciting run to the quarterfinals in 2009? On Tuesday afternoon, we were treated to someone who just may fill that role.
Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the second round at the US Open by getting past 39-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 Tuesday.
Past U.S. Open champions Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova have been placed in the same quarter of the tournament draw as No. 1-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.