Canada’s Marino out of US Open after 3rd round loss to Zhang
Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino was eliminated from the US Open after a 6-2, 6-4 loss to China’s Zhang Shuai in the third round on Friday.
Marino led 2-1 in the first set before Zhang won the next five matches. Zhang broke love in Game 7 to go up 5-2, then converted his first set point on serve in the deciding game.
Zhang continued her winning streak, taking an early break and coming back 2-0 up in the second set. She held serve to the end and converted her first match point to end the fight in one hour three minutes.
Zhang didn’t face a break point and smashed Marino three times out of eight chances. She will then face the winner of a match between the Americans Madison Keys and Coco Gauff.
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Marino was in the third round of a Grand Slam for only the second time in his career, and the first since the 2011 French Open.
Later Friday, 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., was scheduled to face 17th seed Caroline Garcia of France.
In the second round of women’s doubles, fifth-seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Giuliana Olmos of Mexico were scheduled to face American tandem Whitney Osuigwe and Hailey Baptiste.