As expected, we enjoyed the concurrent Grand Slam sort-of success of the Serbian sisters for a short time. Second seed Agnieszka Radwanska was a big obstacle for Jelena Jankovic this time, even though the Pole is past the second round at the US Open for the first time in four years, while even before that her results couldn’t match Jankovic’s semis here in 2006, quarterfinals in 2007 and final in 2008. Those days are long gone, though, and today Radwanska converted six of seven break opportunities to eliminate the former world No.1 in straight sets, 6-3 7-5. Let’s see what Ana Ivanovic will do tonight against Sloane Stephens.
Fourth seed Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round with a usual dominant scoreline, losing just four games against Ekaterina Makarova, 6-4 6-0. However, the match, just like Radwanska’s, lasted about an hour and a half.
In the fourth round, Radwanska will play Roberta Vinci, who defeated Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 7-5 today. Serena’s opponent is yet to be determined between Maria Kirilenko and Andrea Hlavackova. (photo: John Bolan)