US Open 2016: Sania Mirza Off To A Winning Start, Paes Crashes Out
Sania Mirza began her US Open 2016 mixed doubles campaign on a winning start, as she along with her partner Ivan Dodig sailed into the second round. However, veteran tennis star Leander Paes along with his men's doubles partner Andre Begemann failed to progress to the second round. (Image credits: AP/AFP)
Sania Mirza plays a shot as her mixed doubles partner Ivan Dodig looks on during the first round match against Taylor Townsend and Donald Young.
Leander Paes waits for the serve from his doubles partner Andre Begemann during a first round match against Stephane Robert and Dudi Sela. The Indo-German pair lost 6-2,5-7,4-6.
Novak Djokovic was handed a virtual free pass, when third-round foe Mikhail Youzhny of Russia retired with a left hamstring injury while trailing 4-2 in the first set.
Novak Djokovic obliges his fans with an autograph after winning his third-round match.
Rafael Nadal moved into the fourth round of the US Open with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.
Carloline Wozniacki, who knocked out ninth-seeded former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round, beat Monica Niculescu of Romania.
Angelique Kerber celebrates her win over American Cici Bellis 6-1, 6-1 in the third round of US Open.
Roberta Vinci, the Italian seventh seed and runner-up to compatriot Flavia Pennetta in 2015, overcame a second set blip to defeat 21-year-old Carina Witthoeft 6-0, 5-7, 6-3.
Petra Kvitova defeated Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the fourth round.