Wu Yibing becomes first Chinese man to reach the US Open third round since 1881
World No.9, 27, made it to the third round at the WTA event for the very first time by making quick work of Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6.9-0, 6-1, 7-5.
World No.14, 24, overcame world No.23, 24, in the second set and was unable to get past 10th seed, 21, as she was beaten in the third set, 6-3, 6-4.
Pavlyuchenkova has a four-match winning streak at the tournament, having defeated three-time champion, 14, in the round of 16, Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-4.
“It was hard, very hard,” said Pavlyuchenkova. “But I’m happy to be here. I need to show that I’m not just here for the money.”
Nastase, 21, was up a break in the ninth game. However, she lost the next two games.
“It’s a different style of tennis of course,” said Nastase. “I’m not sure how I feel right now. I’m just going to come back in the second set and show that I can play a little bit better.”
World No.7, 33, took down Romania’s Kristina Barroescu 7-6(6), 6-4, 6-3 in just over two hours, 23 minutes. She is now 5-0 in her run after defeating Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-4, 6-2, and Eugenie Bouchard, 7-6(4), 6-4 in the open draw.
World No.16, 21, had to withstand a second round