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US Open Tennis 2022: Serena Williams, Andy Murray Losses Headline Friday Results

Erin WalshSeptember 2, 2022

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The third round of the men's and women's singles tournaments at the 2022 U.S. Open kicked off Friday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, and the action did not disappoint.

After defeating world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit in the second round, all eyes were on the legendary Serena Williams as she took on Alja Tomljanović at Arthur Ashe Stadium in front of a roaring crowd.

However, Williams fell to Tomljanović, which put an end to her run in Flushing Meadows and her historic career. It was a disappointing finish, but now fans, athletes and celebrities around the world are taking the time to recognize her greatness and what she has done for female athletics.

World No. 5 Ons Jabeur highlighted the women's action ahead of Williams' match with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Shelby Rogers, while Matteo Berrettini highlighted the men's action with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3 win over Andy Murray.

Here's a look at Friday's scores and recaps of the day's biggest results.


Women's Draw Matches and Scores

No. 5 Ons Jabeur def. No. 31 Shelby Rogers: 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

No. 18 Veronika Kudermetova def. Dalma Gálfi: 6-2, 6-0

Zhang Shuai def. Rebecca Marino: 6-2, 6-4

No. 12 Coco Gauff def. No. 20 Madison Keys: 6-2, 6-3

No. 29 Alison Riske-Amritraj def. Wang Xiyu: 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

Ludmilla Samsonova def. Aleksandra Krunić: 6-3, 6-3

Alja Tomljanović def. Serena Williams: 7-5, 6 (4)-7, 6-1

No. 17 Caroline Garcia def. Bianca Andreescu: 6-3, 6-2


Men's Draw Matches and Scores

No. 13 Matteo Berrettini def. Andy Murray: 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina def. Daniel Elahi Galán: 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

No. 5 Casper Ruud def. No. 29 Tommy Paul: 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-0

No. 27 Karen Khachanov def. Jack Draper: 6-3, 4-6, 6-5 (Walkover)

Corentin Moutet def. Pedro Cachín: 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5

No. 12 Pablo Carreño Busta def. No. 18 Alex de Minaur: 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(5)

No. 1 Daniil Medvedev def. Wu Yibing: 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

No. 23 Nick Kyrgios def. J.J. Wolf: 6-4, 6-2, 6-3


No. 5 Ons Jabeur def. No. 31 Shelby Rogers: 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

World No. 5 Ons Jabeur is into the round of 16 after rallying to defeat Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Friday at Louis Armstrong Stadium to avoid another top-five ranked upset in the women's tournament this week.

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is the only other woman ranked in the top five to get out of the second round. Serena Williams defeated No. 2 Anett Kontaveit; Wang Xiyu defeated No. 3 Maria Sakkari; and Petra Martić defeated No. 4 Paula Badosa.

In the first set of Friday's match, Jabeur got out to a tough 0-2 start before bouncing back to win the next three games and take a 3-2 lead. However, Rogers broke back almost immediately and posted a crucial break at 5-4 to win the set.

The second set went 4-4 until a double-fault by Rogers gave Jabeur a break, and she went on to win 6-4.

In the deciding set, Jabeur took a quick 5-1 lead thanks to a number of unforced errors from Rogers. And while Rogers went on to find her footing to cut into Jabeur's lead, it was too little, too late.

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Jabeur will face Veronika Kudermetova in the next round Sunday. It will be her first Round 4 appearance at the U.S. Open.


No. 13 Matteo Berrettini def. Andy Murray: 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3

Matteo Berrettini is into the round of 16 after defeating Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-3 on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium, and it was arguably one of the best matches of the day.

Berrettini took a commanding two-set lead before Murray fought back with a tremendous third set that saw the Italian push the Scot to his breaking point. After losing the first point of the tiebreak, Murray rattled off the next seven to win the third set 7-6 (1) and stay alive.

However, the fourth and final set was not kind to Murray. At 3-3, Berrittini went on to win the next three matches of the set to eliminate his opponent and move on.

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🗣️ C'mon!<a href="https://twitter.com/MattBerrettini?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MattBerrettini</a> is fired up with a two-set lead in Ashe. <a href="https://t.co/4atFbhFUT2">pic.twitter.com/4atFbhFUT2</a>

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.<a href="https://twitter.com/andy_murray?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@andy_murray</a> isn't going away! <a href="https://t.co/sZkOvOBkOG">pic.twitter.com/sZkOvOBkOG</a>

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Andy 👏 Murray 👏 Isn't 👏 Done👏<br><br>On to a fourth set in Ashe! <a href="https://t.co/03kDR2Ru4P">pic.twitter.com/03kDR2Ru4P</a>

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That triumphant feeling for <a href="https://twitter.com/MattBerrettini?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MattBerrettini</a>! 😤 <a href="https://t.co/OByfy86Dm5">pic.twitter.com/OByfy86Dm5</a>

Berrettini is now on to the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the fourth straight year. His best finish in Queens came when he reached the semifinals in 2019.

The 26-year-old is set to face Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the round of 16 on Sunday.


No. 12 Coco Gauff def. No. 20 Madison Keys: 6-2, 6-3

No. 12 Coco Gauff cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over fellow American Madison Keys on Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the round of 16 at the US Open for the first time in her career.

The 18-year-old is hitting her form at just the right time as she has failed to drop a set in the U.S. Open women's singles tournament.

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It's the first time <a href="https://twitter.com/CocoGauff?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@cocogauff</a> has reached Round 4 of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USOpen</a>.<br><br>See you next week. <a href="https://t.co/w9ikJuFCB3">pic.twitter.com/w9ikJuFCB3</a>

Gauff defeated Leolia Jeanjean 6-2, 6-3 in the first round and Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round. She'll meet Zhang Shuai in the round of 16 on Sunday.


No. 5 Casper Ruud def. No. 29 Tommy Paul: 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-0

Casper Ruud fought past Tommy Paul on Friday to reach the round of 16 at the U.S. Open, setting up a clash with Corentin Moutet.

The Norwegian, who lost the French Open final to Rafael Nadal earlier this year, is one of four players, including Nadal, in contention to become world No. 1 at the end of this tournament in Queens.

Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz could also top the men's rankings after the tournament.

Ruud and Paul played for four hours and 23 minutes, and the Norwegian outclassed the American with a dominant performance in the final set to clinch the victory.

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Trading tiebreakers!<a href="https://twitter.com/CasperRuud98?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CasperRuud98</a> takes the third set over Tommy Paul and is one set closer to R4. <a href="https://t.co/pkkec0CdI1">pic.twitter.com/pkkec0CdI1</a>

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Armstrong is on their feet!<br><br>🇺🇸 <a href="https://twitter.com/TommyPaul1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TommyPaul1</a> forces a fifth set with No. 5 Casper Ruud. <a href="https://t.co/43QkqLvCYY">pic.twitter.com/43QkqLvCYY</a>

Ruud's fourth-round match against Moutet is set for Sunday.


No. 1 Daniil Medvedev def. Wu Yibing: 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

Medvedev continued to roll through the men's draw with a straight-sets win over Wu, getting off the court in under two hours.

The tournament's top seed had high praise for his 22-year-old Chinese counterpart despite the lopsided scoreline, though.

"I felt like it was a high-level match because he played great," Medvedev told reporters. "[His] returns were just unbelievable, like when he's on the ball was one of the best I ever saw."

Noah Rubin @Noahrubin33

Cleanest ball striker on tour right now, Yibing Wu. <br><br>Then there’s Medvedev just doing his thing and it doesn’t make sense.

Wu put together a few impressive stretches, but he racked up 42 unforced errors and converted just one of his nine break-point opportunities in the loss.

Medvedev was far more consistent, securing six breaks and holding sizable advantages in winners (26-16) and aces (12-1) to pull away.

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His win sets up a marquee showdown with No. 23 seed Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round. Kyrgios holds a 3-1 edge in their prior ATP Tour meetings and they've split their two matchups so far in 2022.

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