First Published Aug 31, 2022, 4:14 PM IST
Sensational results of US Open – 2022 came out on Wednesday. On the third day of play, two star tennis players exited the tournament in the first round. British girl Emma Radukana, who entered the ring as the defending champion, along with former champion Naomi Osaka also exited in the first round. Women’s tennis world number one Sviatek reached the second round. Spanish Bull Rafael Nadal reached the second round in men’s singles.
In the first round of US Open women’s singles held on Wednesday, Emma Radukan lost to France’s veteran tennis star Alige Cornet 6-3, 6-3. It is noteworthy that Radukanu, who won the US Open last year, is going home in the first round.
Naomi Osaka lost to American 19th seed Daniel Collins 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. Osaka, who was the US Open champion in 2018 and 2020, has been losing form for some time now. Even though Osaka was expected to bounce back in the US Open, she was left with a poor performance.
Iga Sviatek, who won the Australian Open this year, defeated Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-0 to advance to the second round. In men’s singles, Spanish bull Rafael Nadal is moving towards his 23rd career Grand Slam. After the French Open, Nadal, who withdrew due to an injury in the semis of Wimbledon, returned after a break. He successfully beat Gand in the first round of the US Open. In the first round, Nadal defeated the Australian player Rinky Hijikata 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 and advanced to the second round.
In this match which lasted for almost three hours, Nadal lost the first set but in the remaining three sets he played without giving any chance to his opponent. He also won the match with three sets in a row. In the second round, he will face Italy’s Fabio Fognini. Nadal already has four US Open titles in his account.
Last Updated Aug 31, 2022, 4:14 PM IST