US Open 2014 Results: Final Scores, Updated Bracket and More for Day 3

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistAugust 27, 2014

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns a shot against Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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It is becoming clear that no one is safe at the 2014 U.S. Open.

While many of the top seeds were expecting to cruise into the quarterfinals and possibly beyond, a few of them could not even make it out of the first two rounds.

With the final first-round matches concluding on Day 3, along with the start of the second round, there was plenty to watch for in a dramatic day in New York City. Unfortunately, a few players will be going home earlier than expected.

Some of this was due to injuries as Steve Johnson, Ivan Dodig and Marcos Baghdatis were all forced to retire.

Here is a full look at the scores through the morning and afternoon sessions, courtesy of USOpen.com.

U.S. Open Day 3 Results
Men's Draw
WinnerLoserScore
No. 6 Tomas BerdychLleyton Hewitt6-3, 6-4, 6-3
No. 14 Marin CilicMarcos Baghdatis6-3, 3-1 ret.
No. 19 Feliciano LopezIvan Dodig1-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 1-1 ret.
No. 18 Kevin AndersonPablo Cuevas6-3, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(1)
Tatsuma ItoSteve Johnson6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 4-1 ret.
Jerzy JanowiczDusan Lajovic6-3, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
Teymuraz GabashviliNo. 27 Santiago Giraldo6-3, 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-3
Alexander KudryavtsevEvgeny Donskoy2-6, 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Martin KlizanSteve Darcis3-6, 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-5, 6-4
David GoffinNiels Desein6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Dominic ThiemLukas Lacko6-3, 6-3, 6-2
Illya MarchenkoMarco Chiudinelli7-6(3), 4-6, 7-6(13), 7-6(4)
No. 7 Grigor DimitrovRyan Harrison6-2, 7-6(4), 6-2
Women's Draw
WinnerLoserScore
Johanna LarssonNo. 21 Sloane Stephens5-7, 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 Maria SharapovaAlexandra Dulgheru4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Shuai PengNo. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Simona HalepJana Cepelova6-2, 6-1
No. 10 Caroline WozniackiAliaksandra Sosnovich6-3, 6-4
No. 22 Alize CornetDaniela Hantuchova6-3, 6-3
Belinda BencicNo. 31 Kurumi Nara6-4, 4-6, 6-1
No. 6 Angelique KerberAlla Kudryavtsesa6-2, 6-4
No. 18 Andrea PetkovicMonica Puig3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)
No. 14 Lucia SafarovaSaisai Zheng6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Roberta VinciIrinia-Camelia Begu2-6, 6-4, 6-1
via USOpen.org

You can view the men's draw and women's draw courtesy of USOpen.org. 

 

Notable Results

Shuai Peng def. No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska; 6-3, 6-4

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Agnieszka Radwanska has been as high as No. 2 in the world and currently sits at No. 5 thanks to her success at almost every event. However, she has never even reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.

After losing to Shuai Peng, she has now exited in the second round of this event in four of the last six years.

Radwanska performed well, getting 70 percent of her serves in play while winning 68 percent of those first serves. However, she struggled to close out games when she had a chance, winning just one of seven break points.

Meanwhile, the No. 4 seed gave a lot of credit to her opponent after the loss.

"I didn't play bad today," Radwanska explained to reporters, via BBC Sport. "I think it was just her day. Of course I could do something different maybe or try something else, but I really tried my best and I was fighting until the end. I just couldn't do it."

Things remain tough for Peng going forward with a battle against No. 28 Roberta Vinci. However, this performance against one of the best players in the world proves she has the ability to make a deep run in this tournament.

 

Johanna Larsson def. No. 21 Sloane Stephens; 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Matt Rourke/Associated Press

Sloane Stephens appeared to be on her way to her second straight-set win in a row against Johanna Larsson, but a complete collapse in the final two sets cost her the match.

Stephens won the opening set 7-5 thanks mostly to great work at the net. However, the match became a battle to see who could hurt themselves more. Larsson totaled seven double faults, but Stephens came back with 63 unforced errors.

Larsson ended up being the better player down the stretch to move into the third round, matching her deepest run ever at a Grand Slam. On the other hand, this is the first time Stephens failed to reach the third round at this tournament.

Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated did not hold back in his assessment:

Similarly, Hayley Kaufman of the Boston Globe questioned the American's effort:

The No. 21 seed seems to be going in the wrong direction in her young career.

 

No. 6 Tomas Berdych def. Lleyton Hewitt; 6-3, 6-4, 6-3

Matt Rourke/Associated Press

When the draws came out, most expected this to be one of the best matches of the first round. Lleyton Hewitt had won this tournament in the past while Tomas Berdych has a knack for first-round exits at Grand Slams.

Matt Cronin of Tennis Reports believed an upset over the No. 6 seed was certainly possible:

However, Berdych was as good as ever in this match, totaling nine aces with zero double faults. While he still needs to cut down his unforced errors, he was solid with both his first and second serve and came through with the big points when needed.

The win also helped him end a dubious streak, as noted by Josh Meiseles of ATPWorldTour.com:

He will now face Martin Klizan in the next round, but this portion of the bracket is wide open for him to make a run to the quarterfinals—and possibly beyond.

 

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