U.S. Open 2011: Wozniacki, Williams Into Quarters; Mardy Fish Fails To Follow Suit

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Roger Federer Reaches 2011 U.S. Open Quarters With Early Morning Win

No. 3 seed Roger Federer made quick work of Juan Monaco early Tuesday morning to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2011 U.S. Open.

With a match that started just before midnight, delayed by a three-hour match between woman's World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and Svetlana Kuznetsova, the five-time U.S. Open champion dropped just three games in winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 in an hour and 22 minutes.

Federer's next match will be against No. 11 seed Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga of France, who needed five sets to get past American Mardy Fish, the No. 8 seed. Tsonga was down two sets to one before rallying to upset Fish 6-4, 6-2 in the final two sets.

"He’s a tough player and I’ve had some really good matches against him," Federer said of his Tsonga. "It’s always crazy up and down, just like his match today against Mardy Fish. He’s an exciting player to play against, and I’m looking forward to it. He's definitely on a good streak. I hope I can stop him this time."

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U.S. Open 2011: Caroline Wozniacki Survives Scare

It looked like she had it.

No. 15 Svetlana Kuznetsova was up a break in the second set. She had already put away the first set in a tiebreaker, a tiebreaker her opponent had lead 5-2.

She only needed eight points to top No. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki to win her fourth-round match at the 2011 U.S. Open.

Wozniacki was two games away from elimination. Then Kuznetsova lost the second set and then it was 5-1 in the third, Wozniacki's advantage.

A backhand volley winner from the No. 1 seed sealed the deal - 6-7, 7-5, 6-1.

After three hours and two minutes, it was final. Wozniacki would move on to the quarterfinals match against No. 10 seed  Andrea Petkovic after winning 11 of the final 13 games. 

Wozniacki's 50 fewer unforced errors is likely what kept her in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday evening and in the final Grand Slam tournament of the year.


U.S. Open 2011: Mardy Fish Falls, Novak Djokovic Survives

The highest American seed was eliminated from the U.S. Open by a Frenchman.

France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated No. 8 Mardy Fish in five sets to reach the quarterfinals of the season's final Grand Slam. Tsong's 6-4, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory places him in the round of eight in America for the first time in his career.

But while one seed was knocked out, another continued.

No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic had trouble in his first set, fighting off four first-set points against Alexandr Dolgopolov in the fourth round of the US Open. He eventually won the 30-point first-set tiebreaker 16-14, and the match 7-6, 6-4, 6-2. The win extended Djokovic's 2011 record to 61-2.

The No. 1 seed will face fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic in their quarterfinal match. Tipsarevic is the tournament's 20th seed.

"There's going to be at least one Serb in the semifinals, which is great for our country," Djokovic said in a televised courtside interview. "This is the first time I play Janko in a Grand Slam. We're great friends, it's not going to be easy playing him."

Three Americans still remain in Flushing Meadows.


Serena Williams Cruises Past Ana Ivanovic In 2011 U.S. Open 4th Round

Serena Williams was in peak form Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Open. Williams dispatched Ivanovic on the strength of nine aces in a short one hour and 14 minute match. Williams will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia who upset Italian Francesca Schiavone earlier in the day.

As strong as Williams looked, Ivanovic did plenty to shoot herself in the foot. Ivanovic double faulted eight times, helping Williams cruise into the next round. Otherwise, Ivanovic actually led with 20 winners to 16 for Williams. Wiliams, a three-time U.S. Open champion, is considered by many to be the favorite to win this year's tournament despite entering as the 28th-ranked women's player. She dropped in the rankings after spending nearly a year out with a foot injury.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our StoryStream.


Janko Tipsarevic Knocks Juan Carlos Ferrero Out Of 2011 U.S. Open

Janko Tipsarevic took down Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in four sets to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Open where he could face fellow Serbian Novak Djokovic, the world's top-ranked men's tennis player. Tipsarevic powered his way through the match, serving up 20 aces to eight for Ferrero, tipping the scales in what was an otherwise very tightly played three hour and 43 minute match.

Ferrero, a former holder of the world No. 1 ranking, was broken at 5-5 in the third set in what proved to be the turning point in the match. Tipsarevic won the fourth and final set 6-2 in convincing fashion. Fittingly, Tipsarevic took match point on his 20th ace on the day. The win sends the 20th-ranked Tipsarevic to the first quarterfinal of his career. He entered the top 20 of the world rankings just last month.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our StoryStream.


Francesca Schiavone Falls To Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova In 2011 U.S. Open 4th Round

Seventh-ranked Italian Francesca Schiavone fell to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets, advancing the 17th-ranked Russian to the quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Open. Schiavone lost 7-5, 3-6, 4-6 in close sets, winning 105 points to Pavlyuchenkova 's 113 points. Schiavone held off match point on deuce twice, before double faulting to hand Pavlyuchenkova another shot at match point. Pavlyuchenkova took advantage sending a strong forehand down the line.

Schiavone struggled a few days earlier as well, barely surviving in the third round against unranked Chanelle Scheepers. Schiavone dropped the first set of the match, and had to make it through a tiebreak in the second set before winning the match 6-3 in the third set.

Pavlyuchenkova will have another tough matchup in the quarterfinals, facing Monday's winner between Serena Williams and 16th-ranked Ana Ivanovic.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our StoryStream.


U.S. Open 2011 Schedule: Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Roger Federer In Action Monday

Both No. 1 seeds are back in action on Monday at the US Open, taking the court for fourth-round matchups. Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki will continue their marches towards the championship while players like Roger Federer and Serena Williams try to get back to the top of the game.

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