On another great weather day in Queens – warm, sunny but not too humid – the last third-round matches of the tournament were completed.
Here are some highlights from Saturday – beginning with a match that technically ended on Saturday.
If you couldn’t stay up, or went to bed thinking Stefanos Tsitsipas had it in the bag … there was a plot twist.
Azarenka’s run continues
The 31-year-old impressed in a win over teenager Iga Swiatek of Poland.
Maria Sakkari routines Anisimova
There wasn’t much of a difference in their rankings. But Maria Sakkari had a surprisingly easy time of it in a 6-3, 6-1 win. She plays Serena Williams next
Pospisil survives mid-match swoon to upset RBA
For the second straight match, Canadian Vasek Pospisil pulls off an upset.
Two different Serenas vs. Stephens
The first half of Serena Williams’s match against Sloane Stephens, she was not vintage. In the second half she was completely vintage.
Rublev routs Caruso
Injured Keys can’t finish
Issues with her nack and back forced Madison Keys to call it quits in the second set of her match against Alizé Cornet.
End of the road for teen McNally
Caty McNally had a nice run at this year’s US Open, but Elise Mertens ended it Saturday.
JJ and his mullet are no more
J.J. Wolf was another American youngster who gained attention for his wins – and his mullet. But he was no match for Daniil Medvedev.
Muchova escapes Cirstea
It was by a nose, but Karolina Muchova gets past Sorana Cirstea.
Speeds beats power as de Minaur wins
Alex de Minaur, who will face Vasek Pospisil next, survived a marathon against No. 11 seed Karen Khachanov.
Tournament surprise Pironkova continues
The Bulgarian who hasn’t played in three years routines Donna Vekic to move into the US Open’s second week.
Big ‘Foe maximizes good draw
Playing the steady but unspectacular Marton Fucsovics in the third round of a major is a good draw. And Frances Tiafoe built upon a renaissance tournament to advance to the round of 16.