US Open 2014 Results: Latest Scores and Evening Draw Schedule for Day 3

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2014

Shuai Peng, of China, returns a shot against Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, of Australia, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Early action during the third day of competition is under way at the 2014 U.S. Open, and with it came an upset of the No. 4-ranked player on the women’s side.

Agnieszka Radwanska was upset by Peng Shuai in straight sets Wednesday in a stunning development that is sure to shake up the women's bracket moving forward. Here is a look at Shuai's victory and the rest of the early scores and remaining schedule for Day 3.

U.S. Open Wednesday Schedule
CompetitorCompetitorCourtMatch Number/Result
Men
(6) Tomas BerdychLleyton HewittArthur Ashe Stadium2nd Match
(3) Stan WawrinkaThomaz BellucciArthur Ashe Stadium5th Match
Blaz Kavcic(30) Jeremy ChardyCourt 114th Match
Carlos BerlocqDudi SelaCourt 134th Match
Steve JohnsonTatsuma ItoCourt 172nd Match
Evgeny DonskoyAlexander KudryavtsevCourt 42nd Match
Steve DarcisMartin KlizanCourt 62nd Match
Jerzy JanowiczDusan LajovicCourt 52nd Match
Frank Dancevic(32) Joao SousaCourt 53rd Match
Niels DeseinDavid GoffinCourt 63rd Match
Kenny De Schepper(11) Ernests GulbisGrandstand4th Match
(14) Marin CilicMarcos BaghdatisLouis Armstrong StadiumCilic wins 6-3, 3-1 (retired)
(7) Grigor DimitrovRyan HarrisonLouis Armstrong Stadium4th Match
Lukas LackoDominic ThiemCourt 74th Match
Illya MarchenkoMarco ChiudinelliCourt 101st Match
Teymuraz Gabashvili(27) Santiago GiraldoCourt 13Gabashvili wins -3, 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-3
Pablo Cuevas(18) Kevin AndersonCourt 171st Match
(19) Feliciano LopezIvan DodigGrandstandLopez wins 1-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 1-1 (retired)
Women
(5) Maria SharapovaAlexandra DulgheruArthur Ashe Stadium3rd Match
(6) Angelique KerberAlla KudryavtsevaCourt 112nd Match
(18) Andrea PetkovicMonica PuigCourt 113rd Match
(14) Lucie SafarovaSaisai ZhengCourt 132nd Match
Mirjana Lucic-BaroniShahar PeerCourt 133rd Match
Madison Brengle(26) Sabine LisickiCourt 173rd Match
(13) Sara ErraniAnastasia RodionovaCourt 54th Match
Tsvetana Pironkova(9) Jelena JankovicGrandstand2nd Match
Aliaksandra Sasnovich(10) Caroline WozniackiGrandstand3rd Match
Jana Cepelova(2) Simona HalepLouis Armstrong Stadium3rd Match
(21) Sloane StephensJohanna LarssonArthur Ashe StadiumLarsson wins 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Belinda Bencic(31) Kurumi NaraCourt 11Bencic wins 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Daniela Hantuchova(22) Alize CornetCourt 5Cornet wins 6-3, 6-3
Peng Shuai(4) Agnieszka RadwanskaLouis Armstrong StadiumPeng wins 6-3, 6-4
Timea Bacsinszky(19) Venus WilliamsArthur Ashe Stadium4th Match
(28) Roberta VinciIrina BeguCourt 7Vinci wins 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
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Scores posted were matches finished as of this writing. For a full scoreboard with live scoring, go to USOpen.org.

 

Early Result of Note: Peng Shuai defeats Agnieszka Radwanska

Elise Amendola/Associated Press

It was only a matter of time before we had a major upset at the U.S. Open, and Peng provided us with just that early Wednesday. Radwanska became the first top 10 player to get knocked out of the Grand Slam event. 

The Women’s Tennis Association noted how big a win it is for Peng's career:

Interestingly, the U.S. Open is the only major tournament that Radwanska has failed to reach the quarterfinals. She was overmatched Wednesday, and all the credit belongs to Peng. Peng outlasted Radwanska on a 27-point rally that helped propel her to the 6-3, 6-4 victory. 

Before the match, Peng was 3-22 against top-five opponents and hadn't had such a victory since 2011. This win should certainly provide a boost of confidence as she advances deeper into the tournament's field.

 

Match to Watch: Maria Sharapova vs. Alexandra Dulgheru 

Darron Cummings/Associated Press

Maria Sharapova had to dip into an extra gear in her first match against Maria Kirilenko, but when she did, she won 10 straight games on her way to a straight-sets victory.

Sharapova commented on her hot finish, via Zach Schonbrun of The New York Times:

I thought there was a few times I could've broken her at the beginning of the match. But she started off playing well and solid, and despite not taking those opportunities in a couple of those first-service games, I felt pretty good, especially toward the end of the match.

Her opponent Wednesday, Alexandra Dulgheru, also won her first match in straight sets.

Dulgheru may have breezed into this matchup, but Sharapova has won both head-to-head showdowns against her and has bigger goals in mind than just a victory Wednesday. Sharapova has to be considered a title contender after winning the French Open earlier this season and notching two other WTA titles.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25:  Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during her women's singles first round match on Day One of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014  in th
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She also won the 2006 U.S. Open and made the semifinals in 2012, so success at Flushing Meadows is nothing new for her.

Sharapova has momentum on her side after winning 10 straight games to take that first set. Her two victories over Dulgheru also suggest she is the more talented player between the two. 

Look for Sharapova to seize control of the match early and cruise to another victory Wednesday.

 

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