09/05/2021 at 04:04 CEST
The big surprise jumped Saturday night on center court Arthur Ashe with the elimination of the number one favorite of the United States Open, Australia Ashleigh Barty, who lost in three sets 6-2, 1-6 and 7-6 (5) in front of local tennis player Shelby Rogers, the 43rd in the world.
Rogers, 28, playing his eighth Open, it went to the round of 16 for the second time in a row after achieving its best ranking by reaching the quarterfinals last year.
The American tennis player, who was facing the current Wimbledon champion Barty for the sixth time, had lost all five previous meetings.
Rogers, in the two hours and eight minutes that the game lasted, scored 18 winners for 20 unforced errors, compared to 37 and 39, respectively, for Barty, who committed eight double faults and hit six aces.
Rogers’ opponent in the round of 16 will be English teenager Emma Raducanu, number 150 in the world, who clearly defeated Spain’s Sara Sorribes 6-0 and 6-1.
Raducanu, who also made it to the round of 16 on his debut at the last Wimbledon tournament, It only took one hour and nine minutes to win against Sorribes, the 41st in the world.
The elimination of Barty occurs 24 hours later and in the same stage of the center court Arthur Ashe Stadium, where last night the Japanese was also eliminated Naomi Osaka, third seed, and defending champion who lost in three sets 5-7, 7-6 (2) and 6-4 against Canadian teenager Leylah Fernández, the 73rd in the world.