Ryan Harrison Tennis
September 4, 2010 by staff
Ryan Harrison Tennis, The women’s defending champion, Kim Clijsters advanced to the fourth round on a rainy day first in the U.S. Open. American Ryan Harrison took three match points and lost a fifth set tiebreaker.
Andy Murray, seeded fourth in the UK, you need 85 minutes to defeat Jamaica’s Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-3, 6-0.
Clijsters, the No. 2 seed from Belgium, dropped the first three games against Petra Kvitova before sweeping the next 12 years. He had his serve broken twice before picking up a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Kvitova, the No. 27 seed from the Czech Republic.
“Not worried, but obviously focused only every moment,” Clijsters said in a news conference. “My attitude has not really changed, if I was up or down.”
Clijsters, who won the tournament last year as an unseeded player after coming out of retirement, will face France’s Virginie Razzano or Serbian Ana Ivanovic for a place in the quarterfinals.
After four days of temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius), intermittent rain is forecast tonight at the National Tennis Center in New York as Hurricane Earl brushes U.S. East Coast, according to the Meteorological Service National.
The rain almost saved Harrison, who returned from a 30 – minute delay to overcome a service break in the fifth set and force a decisive tiebreak in his report of 4 hours, second-round match in 13 minutes against Sergiy Stakhovsky Ukraine.
Harrison, an 18-year-old from Shreveport, Louisiana, who is ranked 220th in the world, took a 6-3 lead in the tiebreaker before losing three match points. Then double fault, and ended his Stakhovsky 6-3, 5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) the victory with a volley winner that deflated the noisy crowd chanting “Let’s Go Ryan “on the Grandstand court.
“To have all the support I got was unbelievable,” said Harrison, whose first round was a surprise victory of 15-seeded Croatian Ivan Ljubicic. “Obviously, I’m not the happiest man in the world right now, but it was a great experience.”
John Isner, the 18th seeded American advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 defeat of Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli.
Women’s fifth seed Samantha Stosur of Australia and 11th seed Elena Dementieva of Russia advanced in straight sets to create a fourth-round match.
Winning is Stosur
Stosur, the finalist at the French Open in June, beat Sara Errani of Italy 6-2, 6-3 in the Louis Armstrong Stadium court, stage # 2.
Stosur forced the action, making 37 winners and 29 unforced errors, compared with 10 winners and 12 unforced errors by Errani.
Dementieva beat 24th seed Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-2 to open play today in the main court of King Arthur Ashe Stadium. Dementieva, the U.S. 2004 Open runner-up was 6-of-6 break points and had his serve broken on three occasions.
Women’s singles matches are now in the third round men’s matches in the second.
Venus Williams, twice U.S. Open champion, faces Mandy Minella of Luxembourg at night Ashe Stadium court. No. 1 men’s seed Rafael Nadal of Spain is the next, taking into Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.
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