Aside from a brief first-set blip, Roger Federer was rather dominant in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory against 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain that put the five-time champion in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th time in 11 years.
Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the U.S. Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round Sunday, while 10th seed Carolina Wozniacki defeated fifth seed Maria Sharapova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on the women's side.
Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning. The five-time major champion rallied from a set down to beat 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova made a winning return to the U.S. Open, overcoming a few wobbles with her serve tosses before taking the final 10 games to beat longtime friend Maria Kirilenko 6-4, 6-0 Monday night in the first round.
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