Maria Sharapova Exits the U.S. Open Early, Loses to Flavia PennettaMaria Sharapova is out of the U.S. Open, after losing to 26th seed Flavia Pennetta of Italy in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Maria had a terrible day. She had a dozen double-faults and 60 unforced errors. Serena Williams won her third-round match, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) over fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka.
In the men's division, Rafael Nadal, who is the number 2 seed advanced. One nice surprise was 22-year old American Donald Young's win over 14th seed Stanislas Wawrinka) 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. Young advanced to the third round. The AP reports:
Posted on September 3, 2011