“I’m feeling good, I finally have a good week last week, and then I come to the U.S. Open,” Kyrgios said.
As the match wore on, Kyrgios exhausted his allotment of medical treatments. He commemorated losing the third set by smashing his racket into the general shape of the letter G. (He earned a point penalty for that bit of pyrotechnics.) He spent the rest of the match shaking his head.
Sharapova’s Run Continues
This time Maria Sharapova did not shed any tears or fall to her hands and knees as if she had won a championship. She merely smiled, waved and advanced.
Sharapova, who made her emotional return to Grand Slam tennis on Monday with a striking victory over second-seeded Simona Halep, defeated Timea Babos of Hungary, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1, in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday in what she described as a “scrappy” match during an interview on court afterward.
Sharapova’s victory over Halep was her first Grand Slam match since the Australian Open in January 2016, after which she served a 15-month doping suspension.
In the third round on Friday, Sharapova will play Sofia Kenin, an 18-year-old who, like Sharapova, was born in Russia but moved to the United States as young…