American Madison Keys tops Camila Giorgi in 3rd-set tiebreak
Madison Keys is moving on. The 20th-seeded American won her first set on Wednesday against Italy’s Camila Giorgi, then closed out a third-set tiebreak to secure a 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (10-7) win to advance to the third round of the US Open.
The 2017 US Open finalist will take on Gauff on Friday in an all-American third-round matchup.
Nick Kyrgios complains about weed smell, penalized for spitting, wins
The 23rd-seeded Nick Kyrgios is onto the third round after defeating Benjamin Bonzi 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, and it wouldn’t be a Nick Kyrgios win without some extracurricular activities.
In the second set, Krygios complained to the chair umpire of a marijuana smell bothering him while on the court, resulting in a warning for the crowd. An ESPN reporter on the scene confirmed there was indeed a smell. One set later, Kyrgios was issued a code of conduct violation for spitting toward his box.
While Kyrgios was broken and lost the third set after the spitting violation, he held on thanks to his dominant serve, hitting 30 aces and winning 74 percent of his first serve points.
Maria Sakkari upset in 2nd round
Maria Sakkari broke out in 2021 by reaching two Grand Slam semifinals. There was no repeat performance in 2022.
The No. 3 seed of the women’s singles draw was upset 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the second round by the unseeded Wang Xiyu at Louis Armstrong Stadium, which has been displaying a penchant for upsets so far this tournament.
Jabeur rallies to win in straight sets
At one point in her second-round match, the fifth-seed Jabeur out of Tunisia trailed American Elizabeth Mandlik 3-1. But Jabeur roared back to 5-5 before taking the first set and then crushing Mandlik in the second, 6-2, to take the match. After a shaky start, the 2022 Wimbledon runner-up looks like she’s hitting her stride.
Rogers takes down Kužmová
Shelby Roger, the 31st-seeded American, defeated Viktória Kužmová of Slovakia in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1. She’ll take on Jabeur in the third round.
Other notable results:
Fifth-seeded Casper Ruud dropped a set to the unseeded Tim van Rijthoven before regaining his footing for a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win. He’ll face the American 29th seed Tommy Paul next round.
Andy Murray of England took down American Emilio Nava after dropping the first set in a 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 victory. It’s the first time Murray advanced past the second round of the U.S Open since 2016.
Frenchman Corentin Moutet upset 21st-seeded Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.
The veteran American John Isner has pulled out of the tournament with a wrist injury, the tournament announced.