Men’s and women’s top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were comfortable US Open singles winners on Saturday in New York. Djokovic saw off American Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium during the day session. Also while the sun was shining Williams got the better of former Uzbek Varvara Lepchenko, now playing under the US flag, 6-3, 6-3 as both top seeds progressed to the fourth round of their respective draws.
During the night session seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard of Canada defeated Babora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 in a tough match under the lights on Ashe. Also under the Big Apple night sky Tommy Robredo was too strong for Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the men’s third round.
There were no other problems for the top men’s seeds as Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori all advanced.
The biggest shock of the day was arguably the exit of Petra Kvitova. The Czech third seed was eliminated by Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia 6-4, 6-4 at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. In the junior girls qualifying second round South Africa’s Theresa Van Zyl was knocked out by Great Britain’s Freya Christie 6-3, 6-4.