HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-U.S. Open day three
NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Highlights of the third day at the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday(times GMT):
1722 HALEP CRUSHES KUCOVA
Former world number one Simona Halep continued her fine form at Flushing Meadows with a convincing 6-3 6-1 win over Kristina Kucova to move into the third round.
1710 PLAY SUSPENDED ON OUTSIDE COURTS
Play was halted on the outside courts due to rain, with fifth seed Elina Svitolina leading Spain's Rebeka Masarova 6-2 5-5, while men's fifth seed Andrey Rublev was up 7-6 4-3 against Pedro Martinez.
1640 MUGURUZA TOO GOOD FOR PETKOVIC
Two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza powered past Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round and claim a first career win over the German.
1510 PLAY UNDERWAY
Spanish ninth seed Garbine Muguruza began her second-round match against Germany's Andrea Petkovic at Louis Armstrong Stadium with the temperature hovering around 22 degrees Celsius (71.6°F).
1455 OSAKA GETS WALKOVER
Defending champion Naomi Osaka of Japan progressed to the third round after receiving a walkover from Serbia's Olga Danilovic due to illness.
"I have been feeling unwell these past few days dealing with a non-Covid related viral illness. I was really looking forward to playing against Naomi on Arthur Ashe Stadium today, but not to be this time," wrote Danilovic on social media.
Former world number one Simona Halep's second-round clash against Kristina Kucova was moved to Arthur Ashe Stadium as a result.
Osaka gets walkover into U.S. Open third round nL1N2Q31NT
Osaka faces Danilovic test in U.S. Open second round, Stephens meets Gauff nL4N2Q24GK
Andreescu outlasts Golubic at U.S. Open nL1N2Q30AQ
Djokovic takes first unsteady step toward calendar slam nL1N2Q304P
No hearts from Djokovic as NY crowd shows love for underdog nL4N2Q30OQ
Zverev glides into second round at U.S. Open nL1N2Q224J
Olympic champion Bencic cruises into U.S. Open second round nL1N2Q2260
Murray fires battle of bathroom break into orbit nL1N2Q226F
U.S. Open order of play on Wednesday nL4N2Q24AU
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon and Ed Osmond)
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