Search:



The Web

Rediff




    Home | Sports | Tennis | US Open 2005 | Gallery
US Open 2005



September 1, 2005

Images from Day 3

Top seed Maria Sharapova rushed into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-0 win over Dally Randriantefy of Madagascar on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old Russian double-faulted on her first two serves of the match in blustery conditions on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, then got used to the conditions and raced to victory in 49 minutes.

Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, won the last 10 games of the match after 28-year-old Randriantefy, ranked 48, held serve in the third game of the opening set.

  • US Open 2005: Complete coverage

      Next

    Photographs: AFP/Getty Images
    Design: Imran Shaikh


  • Article Tools Email this article
    Write us a letter


    Copyright © 2004 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.