Sabalenka shocks Kvitova at US Open

Aryna Sabalenka (AP)
Aryna Sabalenka (AP)

New York - Aryna Sabalenka continued her red-hot hardcourt run on Saturday, knocking two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova out of the third round of the US Open.

Sabalenka, a 20-year-old from Belarus who warmed up for Flushing Meadows with a first career title at New Haven, defeated the fifth-seeded Czech 7-5, 6-1.

Kvitova's exit means just three of the top 10 women's seeds made it into the fourth round.

Sabalenka, seeded 26th, will face Naomi Osaka for a quarter-final spot after the Japanese player railroaded Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0, 6-0.

US Open results on Saturday, the sixth day of the 2018 tournament at Flushing Meadows (x denotes seeded player):

Men

3rd round

David Goffin (BEL x10) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4)

Kei Nishikori (JPN x21) bt Diego Schwartzman (ARG x13) 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x4) 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

Novak Djokovic (SRB x6) bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x26) 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Joao Sousa (POR) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x17) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5)

John Millman (AUS) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Nick Kyrgios (AUS x30) 6-4, 6-1, 7-5

Women

3rd round

Carla Surez Navarro (ESP x30) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x6) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Maria Sharapova (RUS x22) bt Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x10) 6-3, 6-2

Madison Keys (USA x14) bt Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x29) bt Angelique Kerber (GER x4) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x26) bt Petra Kvitova (CZE x5) 7-5, 6-1

Naomi Osaka (JPN x20) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-0, 6-0

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) bt Kiki Bertens (NED x13) 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 7-6 (7/1)

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Katerina Siniakov (CZE) 6-4, 6-0



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