Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Radwanska and Stephens sent home in upsets to lead off Wednesday's action


Wednesday at the US Open began with an upset in Louis Armstrong, where China's Shuai Peng defeated fourth-seeded Agnieska Radwanska in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. The unseeded Peng has Radwanska's number here in Flushing-Meadows; the 28-year-old sent Radwanska home in the second round of the 2010 US Open, too.

Radwanksa is the highest seed on either side to exit this year's tournament. She was considered to be one of the favorites after receiving a favorable draw to the semifinals, however, Peng had other plans. Now Germany's Angelique Kerber is the one to watch for what was believed to be Radwanska's semifinals spot.

But wait, it doesn't end there.

The upset bug bit again moments later when Sloane Stephens lost the first match of the day on Arthur Ashe. The American, my tennis crush, fell to Johanna Larsson, the 96th-ranked player in the world.

What is going on with the women???