Collins beats 4-time Slam champion Osaka | US Open updates

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NEW YORK — The Newest on the U.S. Open tennis match (all occasions native):

4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka misplaced within the first spherical of a second consecutive main match.

Danielle Collins, an American seeded nineteenth, beat Osaka 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a big-hitting matchup on the U.S. Open.

Collins reached her first Grand Slam ultimate on the Australian Open in January and confirmed that very same type of hard-court kind in her victory over former No. 1 Osaka that ended after midnight as Tuesday turned to Wednesday.

Coming into this contest, Osaka held a 3-0 profession edge in opposition to Collins, profitable each set they’d performed.

Osaka received the U.S. Open in 2018 and 2020, and the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.

This season, she misplaced within the third spherical in Australia, the primary spherical on the French Open, then sat out Wimbledon.

Osaka is now ranked forty fourth, which implies she might have been drawn to face anybody within the first spherical.

Sam Querrey will at all times bear in mind his massive victories over Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. He has not had time to course of what he’ll miss most about being an expert tennis participant.

Heading into retirement has grow to be a theme on the U.S. Open and Querrey, a 34-year-old Californian, performed the final match of his profession Tuesday evening, shedding to Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8), 6-3 at Court docket 7 within the first spherical.

Querrey reached a excessive of No. 11 within the ATP rankings. He made the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2017, beating No. 1 Murray, and the quarterfinals in 2016, beating No. 1 Djokovic. His resume additionally consists of quarterfinal runs at Wimbledon in 2019 and on the U.S. Open in 2017.

Querrey, a father of two sons, mentioned he had been fascinated with ending his profession for about six months and determined six weeks in the past to stroll away at Flushing Meadows.

“I came to terms with it. And it felt great,” Querrey mentioned. “The last six weeks has been very enjoyable, just kind of mentally.”

He mentioned he had about 15 relations and associates in attendance Tuesday.

As for what is going to come subsequent? He wouldn’t say. Not but.

“There’s something I’m working on,” Querrey mentioned, promising information within the close to future.

Rafael Nadal’s first U.S. Open match since 2019 ended with a four-set victory over a participant making his Grand Slam debut.

Nadal improved to 20-0 in matches at main tournaments this season by beating Australian wild-card entry Rinky Hijikata 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 throughout greater than three hours in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Nadal didn’t present any critical lingering results from the torn stomach muscle that compelled the 22-time Grand Slam champion to drag out of Wimbledon earlier than he was speculated to play within the semifinals. That doesn’t go down on his file as a loss, as a result of he didn’t take the courtroom for the match.

Nadal has received the U.S. Open 4 occasions, together with three years in the past. He then didn’t return in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic or final 12 months due to an injured left foot.

The 21-year-old Hijikata was a wild-card entry who performed school tennis at North Carolina.

Emma Raducanu’s protection of her shocking 2021 U.S. Open championship has ended with a first-round loss to Alizé Cornet.

Their match in Louis Armstrong Stadium ended with a 6-3, 6-3 rating.

Raducanu is just the third lady to lose her opening match in New York a 12 months after profitable the title.

The others had been 2004 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2016 champion Angelique Kerber.

Raducanu handled blisters on her racket-holding proper hand and took a medical timeout after the primary set for therapy from a coach.

She additionally was merely outplayed by Cornet, a 32-year-old from France who ended Iga Swiatek’s 37-match profitable streak at Wimbledon.

Andrea Petkovic shared a hug together with her opponent, soaked up a heat ovation from the followers after which headed into retirement.

Somewhat greater than per week earlier than her thirty fifth birthday, Petkovic ended her profession with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 loss to No. 13 seed Belinda Bencic.

The German received seven singles titles and reached as excessive as No. 9 within the rankings. She made her determination just lately and teared up as she defined it afterward.

Petkovic mentioned she nonetheless loves the sport however “it’s more the body that is not allowing me to play tennis anymore in a way that I want to play it, train the way I want to train, just play a full season really.”

Serena Williams received’t be doing double obligation on the U.S. Open — no less than, not but.

She and sister Venus usually are not on Wednesday’s schedule for his or her opening match within the girls’s doubles match. First-round doubles matches will proceed Thursday, when the Williams sisters will play until climate or different components trigger delays.

Serena Williams performs her second-round singles match Wednesday evening in opposition to No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit. In what may very well be the ultimate match of her profession, she can also be taking part in doubles together with her older sister for the primary time for the reason that 2018 French Open. They’ve received 14 Grand Slam championships as a workforce, most just lately at Wimbledon in 2016.

They are going to face the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova within the first spherical.

Venus Williams has been eradicated within the first spherical of her return to the U.S. Open.

Williams misplaced 6-1, 7-6 (5) to Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the place youthful sister Serena received an evening earlier.

Venus Williams, 42, was given a wild card into the match she first performed in 1997, the place she was runner-up. She missed the occasion that she received in 2000 and 2001 final 12 months with an harm.

Williams fell to 0-4 in singles matches this 12 months. She has received no less than one match yearly since 1994.

The Wimbledon girls’s champion is out within the first spherical of the U.S. Open.

Elena Rybakina misplaced 6-4, 6-4 to Clara Burel of France, who got here by means of qualifying to earn a spot in the principle draw.

Rybakina was seeded solely twenty fifth, together with her victory in the newest Grand Slam not boosting her within the rankings as a result of no factors had been awarded on the match this 12 months. The boys’s and ladies’s excursions took that step after the All England Membership barred Russian and Belarussian gamers from competing due to the struggle in opposition to Ukraine.

Rybakina, who was born in Russia however represents Kazakhstan, mentioned earlier than this match she thought that was unfair, including she didn’t even really feel like a Wimbledon champion.

Carlos Alcaraz moved into the second spherical of the U.S. Open when his opponent was compelled to cease due to harm within the third set.

The No. 3 seed led Sebastian Baez 7-5, 7-5, 2-0 when the Argentine participant motioned he couldn’t proceed due to leg ache or cramps.

Alcaraz’s U.S. Open ended final 12 months in an identical method. He reached the quarterfinals at 18, the youngest man to get that far in New York within the skilled period, earlier than stopping within the second set of his loss to Felix Auger-Aliassime due to an higher proper leg harm.

Alcaraz has adopted that by profitable 4 ATP titles this 12 months.

Serena Williams shall be again below the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday.

Williams will play the leadoff match of the evening session in the principle stadium, the U.S. Tennis Affiliation introduced Tuesday.

She’s going to face No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia. They are going to be adopted by defending males’s champion Daniil Medvedev in opposition to Arthur Rinderknech of France.

Williams beat Danka Kovinic on Monday evening to start what may very well be the ultimate match of her profession. That helped draw the biggest crowd ever for a U.S. Open evening session, which had greater than 29,000 followers.

Prime-ranked Iga Swiatek powered into the second spherical of the U.S. Open, beating Jasmine Paolini 6-3, 6-0.

No. 8-seeded American Jessica Pegula additionally raced by means of her opening match, like Swiatek needing simply greater than an hour earlier than beating Viktorija Golubic 6-2, 6-2.

Swiatek is simply 5-4 since her 37-winning streak earlier this 12 months, however the two-time French Open champion acquired sharper because the match went on Tuesday whereas supported by numerous Polish followers sporting crimson inside Louis Armstrong Stadium.

She is making an attempt to grow to be the primary participant since Serena Williams in 2014 to win seven titles in a 12 months.

A day after Serena Williams received her opening match on the U.S. Open, sister Venus will start her match on the identical Arthur Ashe Stadium courtroom.

Prime-ranked Iga Swiatek was among the many gamers on courtroom when the second day of the occasion started Tuesday morning. Garbiñe Muguruza and Jelena Ostapenko had been different Grand Slam champions with early begins.

Play in Ashe was set to start at midday with No. 3 seed Carlos Alcaraz dealing with Sebastian Baez of Argentina. Then it was the 42-year-old Venus Williams, returning to the match she first received 25 years in the past. She dealing with Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium after a one-year absence at Flushing Meadows.

Rafael Nadal was in evening motion, together with defending girls’s champion Emma Raducanu and two-time winner Naomi Osaka.

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