Upsets at the US Open tennis major with world No.2 Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbling out in the third round in New York.
The US Open tennis major's suffered some shocks with world No.2 Simona Halep, sixth seed Angelique Kerber and two-time champion Venus Williams tumbling out in the third round in New York.
The women's draw has been blown wide open by two players at opposite ends of the tennis age spectrum.
Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, a former phenom now a 32-year-old veteran who had to fight through qualifying, shocked second-seeded Halep, the French Open runner-up, 7-6 6-2.
And 17-year-old Swiss Belinda Bencic toppled Germany's Kerber 6-1 7-5.
The reward for the 121st-ranked Lucic-Baroni is a fourth-round meeting with 13th-seeded Italian Sara Errani, who thwarted Williams 6-0 0-6 7-6.
Bencic, the 2013 Wimbledon and French Open junior champion, now ranked 58th in the world, earned a meeting with former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic for a place in the quarter-finals.
On the men's side, 21-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic handed fourth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer a third-round berth when he pulled out of their match with a hip injury.