New York, News Agency: Novak Djokovic in men’s singles and Iga Sviatek in women’s singles advanced to the third round of the ‘US Open Tennis 2023’ tournament. During the match, Djokovic and Sviatek were feeling very hot.
Second-seeded Novak Djokovic defeated 76th-ranked Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles in straight sets 6-4, 6-1, 6-1. While top seed Poland’s Swiatek defeated Australia’s Daria Saville 6-3, 6-4 in two straight sets. Sviatek is the defending US Open champion.
Stephanos Tsitsipas, seeded seventh, suffered a shock. He was defeated by Switzerland’s Dominic Stichter 7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3. Earlier, American sixth seed Coco Goff defeated 16-year-old Mira Andreeva of Russia 6-3, 6-2. Now she will face Belgium’s Elise Mertens. Russia’s Daniil Medvedev defeated Ettila Balazs 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 in a match that lasted one hour and 14 minutes.
In women’s singles, American veteran Venus Williams suffered a shock defeat. She was beaten in two straight sets by Belgian qualifier Grete Minnen 6-1, 6-1. It was Venus’ 100th US Open Grand Slam match. She was easily defeated in that. She won the ‘US Open’ in 2000 and 2001.