Tennis superstar Serena Williams looked as comfortable as ever as she notched her first singles win of the 2016 U.S. Open on Tuesday night against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova. Williams is no stranger to victory at Flushing Meadows. Williams has raised the U.S. Open trophy a total of six times, and if she can do it again this year, the Wimbledon champion would add a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title next to her name.
Ryan Harrison had plenty to be happy about, as he pulled off a huge upset over Milos Raonic. The third day of US Open action delivered the tournament’s first big shocker as world No. 120 Ryan Harrison stunned Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic in the second round. “It was extremely physical out there but I was playing on adrenaline,” Harrison told reporters after the match.
British 13th seed Johanna Konta recovered from a health scare at a humid U.S. Open on Wednesday to claim her place in the third round with a 6-2 5-7 6-2 win over Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova. Konta was leading by a set but serving at set-point down in the second when she suddenly dropped to her knees, shaking and struggling to catch her breath as temperatures neared 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31 degrees Celsius). After receiving extensive treatment, including ice bags, first from the umpire and later from a doctor, Konta dropped the set on a double fault.