2009 U.S. Open action: Day 3
No. 2 seed Serena Williams smashes a return shot in her easy 6-1, 6-1 victory over Melinda Czink in the second round.
Melinda Czink, the 51st-ranked player in the world, flicks her racket for a return against Serena Williams in 6-1, 6-1 second-round loss.
Top seed Roger Federer hits a forehand return in his 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 win over Simon Greul. A night-session record crowd of 24,206 watched the match.
Simon says ...
Simon Greul follows through on a return volley to top seed Roger Federer during their match.
Gael Monfils serves to fellow Frenchman Jeremy Chardy during Day 3 of the U.S. Open. Monfils won in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, 6-3.
Venus Williams celebrates after defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands during Day 3 of the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Wednesday in New York.
Venus Williams won her second round match 6-4, 6-2. She notched two aces and 29 winners in the victory.
So close, yet so far
Evgeny Korolev reacts after a play against Andreas Beck during Round 2 of the U.S. Open. Beck won the match in a five set barnburner 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 2-6, 6-4.
Jurgen Melzer of Austria returns a shot to Marat Safin during Day 3 of the U.S. Open. Melzer won, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, as Safin played his last US Open.
Elena Vesnina reacts after a point against Jill Craybas on Day 3 of the U.S. Open Wednesday in New York City. No. 31 Vesnina defeated Craybas 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.
Aleksandra Wozniak returns a shot against Amelie Mauresmo during Day 3 of the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Wozniak upset No. 17 Mauresmo 6-4, 6-0.
Off her game
Amelie Mauresmo reacts against Aleksandra Wozniak during an upset loss. Mauresmo suffered 31 unforced errors in the match.
Flavia Pennetta returns a shot to Sania Mirza during their second round matchup. No. 10 Pennetta breezed through the match without dropping a game 6-0, 6-0.
Na Li returns a shot against Michelle Larcher De Brito during Day 3 of the U.S. Open. No. 18 Li won the match 6-1, 6-3.