Carlos Alcaraz defeats Casper Ruud to win the US Open final
Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka did not play on Monday, but many other Top 10 players returned to compete in the US Open final. The tournament also saw a lot of upsets:
Rafael Nadal was defeated by Juan Carlos Ferrero, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0, in a match that was described by the ATP and the players as “very hard fought and close to impossible to win,” according to the official website. The Spaniard’s defeat of Ferrero was the first time he had lost to the Spaniard in eight attempts prior to Monday’s match.
Jiri Welsch defeated No. 8 James Duckworth in the third round, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. The No. 6 seed was eliminated in the men’s doubles first round, falling to the No. 5 seed, Noppon Jeong Wook Kao, 7-5, 6-4.
In the women’s draw, No. 3 Jelena Jankovic was defeated, 6-2, 6-4, by No. 5 Roberta Vinci, who had previously lost to her to win the title in 2011. The No. 8 seed also lost to Venus Williams, 6-3, 6-4.
In the mixed doubles, No. 1 John Peers and No. 2 Mark Knowles were defeated by No. 5 Roberta Vinci of Spain and No. 8 Daniel Nestor, 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
No. 3 Cara Delevingne continued her fantastic run by upsetting No. 16 Caroline Wozniacki, 7-6 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4. The No. 3 seed lost to the No. 16 seed, 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5-7). No. 4 Jo