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June 24, 2021

US Open: Sorana Carstea eliminated in round III

Sorana Carstea got defeated in round III of the Women’s Singles Competition in the US Open. Romania’s representative, positioned on No. 24 in the year’s last Grand Slam Tour was defeated in two sets, with 6-3, 6-3, by Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark, No. 9).

Carstea and Wozniacki are partners in the Doubles’ Competition at the US Open, and will play with the pair Serena Williams / Venus Williams (No. 4), as the American sisters defeated the couple Chan Yung Jan (Taiwan) / Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) in two sets, by 7–5, 6–1.

Romanian tennis player Monica Niculescu will also attend the doubles’ competition, beside Vania King (USA). The two players defeated the couple Liga Dekmeijere (Letonia) / Julie Ditty (USA) by 6–2, 6–2. Niculescu and King will confront the Spanish team Nuria Vives / Maria Sanchez. The couple Edina Gallovits (Romania) – Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) left the competition as they were defeated by the Chinese pair Yan Zi / Zheng Jie (No. 11) by 6–4, 6–4, in round II.

Roddick, safina, sharapova slump out

Flushing Meadows shook with an explosion of deafening roars on Saturday as American sensations John Isner and Melanie Oudin sent former champions Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova spinning out of the U.S. Open, Reuters reports.

On a day when Russian world number one Dinara Safina’s luck and patience finally ran out in the third round, Isner and Oudin sparked off celebrations in their hometown of Georgia after showing off their “bulldog” spirit to full effect.

Big-serving Roddick came face-to-face with a 2.06-meter-tall (6-foot-9) player he had mentored up the ranks and as a way of thanks Isner boomed in 38 aces to trample the fifth seed 7-6 6-3 3-6 5-7 7-6.

On Saturday, 72nd-ranked Czech teenager Petra Kvitova took a leaf out of Safina’s Houdini manual and saved three match points before stamping her mark in New York with a 6-4 2-6 7-6 win as the clock struck 12.47am local time.

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