U.S. Open Day 4 Roundup

The first big, big upset of the tournament, as unseeded qualifier Julie Coin, making her Grand Slam debut, knocked off top-seeded Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. This opens up the women’s draw a bit, making things a bit easier for Dinara Safina, who doesn’t have Ivanovic to look forward to in the quarterfinals. Safina now has an easier path to the semis, where she quite possibly could be playing the winner of an all-Williams quarter. (Safina and Venus Williams moved on easily today; Serena plays tonight.) The guy from The Globe and Mail a few chairs down clearly has an Ivanovic crush, but he "doesn’t want to wax poetic" about her "delicate" fist pump, et cetera, to whomever he’s talking to on the phone. Coin meets fellow Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo (who won in three sets) in the next round.

Andy Murray won what he later called a "tough" four-set match against Michael Llodra. Other top-seeded men moving on were Stanislas Wawrinka and David Nalbandian, both in straight sets.

Unseeded Kei Nishikori played quite well against Roko Karanusic, who retired at the end of the second set (Nishikori had won both). Nishikori has a much tougher match coming up against 4th-seeded David Ferrer.

Ai Sugiyama, whose match I featured today, had a tough time against Olga Govortsova, who won the first set and brought Sugiyama to a second-set tiebreaker. It’s likely she’ll face Serena Williams in the next round. Eek.

U.S. Open Day 4 Roundup