US Open 2019: Injury scare for Serena as Barty and Pliskova exit

Tuesday, 03 Sep, 2019

The Australian, who won the French Open earlier this year, was beaten in straight sets by Wang Qiang, the 18th seed from China.

Mid-way through the second set of her fourth-round match against Wang Qiang, Ashleigh Barty hit a decent serve out wide in the deuce court.

"He helped me a lot". Williams said, "I have to be the greatest, whether it's against the second seed, the No. 1 seed, or the No. 80th player in the world".

The fifth-seeded Russian once again threw it back at the crowd WrestleMania style, explaining that he had an aching shoulder before the match but was motivated to go out and play by those in the crowd who came out to boo him. When you play the correct plan and you take your opponent out of their comfort zone, you don't need to play your best tennis. I was always impressed with the work. Yeah, it's something that, yeah, very special for me to play in front of so many people.

Wang's previous coach had been Peter McNamara, who died in July of prostate cancer.

The British 16th seed has raised her game at the Slams this season, and is enjoying her best run at Flushing Meadows, having twice reached the fourth round.

"Point by point she makes her opponent exhausted".

Wang moves on to meet the victor of the afternoon match between No. 8 seed Serena Williams (NYSE:) and No. 22 Petra Martic of Croatia.

She said: "I just rolled it, I don't know why. I tried to play more patient".

The 23-time Slam victor has lost just one set en route to her 16th US Open final. "Just tell me what I did, real quick", Mike Bryan asked.

The American struck victor after winner in the first set, 21 in total, to just seven unforced errors against a gifted, tenacious competitor having the finest season of her career. Barty also failed to convert any of her nine break points, while Wang capitalized on three of her six chances.

Svitolina said: "It was really good serving from me, I was feeling good with my footwork as well". I still was able to create opportunities. After that, the Australian showed some flashes of her best form, but whenever the former world number one appeared to find some rhythm, she would stutter immediately on the big points.

Karolina Pliskova also would have gone to World No.1 if she made the semi-finals in NY, but also lost in the fourth round on Sunday. Barty is No. 2.

"The pain was constant for weeks now".

"We won the point and the gesture was meant to be playful", he said in a statement given to the NYT. He returned to the court but was still clearly hampered by the issue and, after being broken to love following a double fault, decided he could not go on. "He is making the opponent exhausted and then he can finish him". "So that's how he taught me", Wang said.