Third day of play
NEW YORK (AP) — Once again the majority of matches involving seeded players are being played this evening in New York at the U.S. Open. Among those playing day-side with a higher seed are women’s No. 5 Maria Sharapova and 21st-seed Sloane Stephens of the U.S. For the men the lone seeded player in action today is sixth Tomas Berdych.
On the evening portion of the card women’s second-seed Simona Halep leads the way with No. 19 Venus Williams also in action as well. Two of her seven Grand Slam titles have come in the Open, but she hasn’t gotten past the second round since 2010. For the men third-seed Stan Wawrinka has his second round match.