Friday some great things happening, Osaka got away with two code of violations in the tiebreak of the second set. Ready for to serve the set and match, Naomi got broke and simply melted down in the tie break, throwing her racket and walking off the court. More on the third set.
Sloan Stephens had her match in control with one set in the bag and looks like she was in command but Kerber won next two sets 6-2, 6-3. This was Kerber first victory over Stephens over their last six matches.
Carlos Alcaraz won a thrilling five set against Tsilsipas in a big upset. The 18 year old at times look like he was wilting under the pressure of the event but yet he manage to stay in the game. He lost the fourth set 6-0 but he went toe to toe with Tsilsipas, forcing a tie break, which he won. 7-5
Osaka lost to Fernandez in the third set 6-4 as Fernandez broke Osaka first set in the third and held her serve. Osaka looked rattled in the first three games but she finally regained her composure. Fernandez had her A game and didn’t let this opportunity slip.
Fernandez and Alcaraz may be the future of Tennis making noise this US Open.