US Open Third Round Matches Preview

In the Women’s Single, Ninth seed and seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus William will play Maria Sakkari of Greece in the third round of the US Open, today, 1st Sept. after eliminating France’s Ocean Dodin 7-5, 6-4 in a second round match on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sakkari, meanwhile, overcame Australian wildcard Arina Rodionova 7-5, 6-3.

This would be the second meeting between these two. The first being at the round of 64 at the 2016 Wimbledon, where Venus Williams defeated Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Also, Garbine Muguruza will continue her US Open campaign with a somewhat tricky third round clash against Magdalena Rybarikova. Muguruza is on a wicked run of form and has gone through her first two round in straight sets.

These two have met 5 times, with Muguruza coming out victorious in 3 meetings. The most recent being at the Semi final stage at Wimbledon earlier this year, which ended in a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Rybarikova.


In the Men’s Single, Marin Cilic would be looking to make it two out of two against Diego Schwartzman in the third round of the US Open. The first time these two met was at the Semi-final at Istanbul earlier this year.

This would be a good test for the fifth seeded Croatian as Schwartzman is playing some very impressive tennis at the moment.

Schwartzman was ruthless in his 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 drubbing of Berlocq in the first round and in the 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Tipsaveric in the second round in New York.

Would his impressive form do well against the Croatian’s extra firepower?

Marin Cilic vs Diego Schwartzman is live from New York today, Friday, 4:00pm

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