US Open 2016 on day three begins with Petra Kvitova taking court on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Roberta Vinci against American Christina McHale in what is a promising encounter on Louis Armstrong Stadium. Other top picks on day three will see Rafael Nadal take on Andreas Seppi in the final match of the day.
During the day session, Novak Djokovic would hope to have improved on his hand concern when he takes on Jiri Vesely and on the ladies section Angelique Kerber will be in action on Louis Armstrong.
Things also get underway in the doubles draw with Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova opening in women’s doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Frederik Nielsen in men’s doubles followed by Martina Hingis and Leander Paes in mixed doubles.
US Open 2016 Day 3 Live:
2348 hrs IST: 2004 US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova loses six games in a row to lose first set 4-6 to Caroline Wozniacki
2342 hrs IST: An incredible five games in a row now for Wozniacki as she holds serve to go up 5-4
2335 hrs IST: From 0-4, Wozniacki has evened things at 4-4 against Kuznetsova
2324 hrs IST: Kevin Anderson is through to the third round with a 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 win. Faces Tsonga/Duckworth next
2321 hrs IST: Tsonga wins the first set 6-4 against Australia’s James Duckworth
2315 hrs IST: After being pushed in the first round, Isner is making up. Up two sets vs Darcis 6-3, 6-4
2309 hrs IST: Cibulkova comes from a set behind to beat Rodina 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 despite barely moving at times
2304 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic is given a walkover by Vesely who withdraws with a left forearm injury
2300 hrs IST: Cibulkova with a heavily strapped left thigh as she breaks serve. Leads 3-2 in the third vs Rodina
2257 hrs IST: Kuznetsova starts by breaking Wozniacki’s serve and is in a bit of cage herself at 30-30
2248 hrs IST: Svitolina who had beaten Serena in Rio is through after beating American Lauren Davis, in doubles Mattek Sands and Safarova through in straight sets
2222 hrs IST: Kvitova is through to the third round after Buyukakcay’s forehand is into the tramlines. Wins 7-6, 6-3
2220 hrs IST: In doubles action, number 1 men’s doubles pairing of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert are through to the next round with a 7-6, 6-1 win
2208 hrs IST: Bencic is through to the third round with a straight sets win over Petkovic. 6-3, 6-2
2145 hrs IST: Petra Kvitova also a set up after moving Buyukakcay side-to-side and then putting away a simple volley to win first set 7-6
2143 hrs IST: Double fault by Pospisil and Anderson wins the first set 7-6
2138 hrs IST: 2015 finalist Roberta Vinci into the third round with little fuss. Wins 6-1, 6-3 vs Christina McHale
2137 hrs IST: McHale’s forehand goes wide on a deep Vinci slider and it is match point for the Italian
2133 hrs IST: Vinci with a good service game and she’s one game from the win vs McHale. Up 6-1, 5-3
2122 hrs IST: After two back-to-back breaks, stays on serve between Pospisil and Anderson. South African up 6-5 in first
2056 hrs IST: And Vinci holds serve and she’s got the first set in the bag in just 22 minutes! A massive 15 unforced errors by the American
2052 hrs IST: After just 18 mins, Vinci has raced off to a 5-1 lead against Christina McHale
2051 hrs IST: Things underway at the US Open. Pospisil starts by breaking Anderson and saving a break point. Still deuce.