British teenager Emma Raducanu (10/1 – US Open Outright) continued her stunning form at the US Open with a sensational straight sets win over Sara Sorribes Tomo to reach the last-16.
The 18-year-old rising star again grabbed the headlines at Flushing Meadows on Saturday as she blew away the world number 41 6-0 6-1 and will take on American Shelby Rogers next after she surprisingly knocked out top seed Ashleigh Barty.
Raducanu was expected to be up against it in the third-round clash but produced an exquisite performance, firing home 23 winners, to destroy a player who had won 29 tour matches this year.
The teenager is now set to break into the top 100 and admitted afterwards she was delighted with another superb display.
“My game is just getting better with each match,” she said. “I was playing very well and I know Sara is a tough opponent so I had to be on my game and worked so hard.
“I’m happy I maintained and stayed consistent.”
Raducanu takes on Rogers in the last-16 after the American wowed the New York crowd to see off the world number one Barty 6-2 1-6 7-6.
Earlier, 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu beat Belgian Greet Minnen 6-1 6-2 and plays Maria Sakkari in the last-16, with the Greek having overcome Petra Kvitova 6-4 6-3.
Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova had too much for Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic, winning 6-3 6-2, while Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic is through after a 6-2 6-4 triumph over American Jessica Pegula.
French Open champion Iga Swiatek is Bencic’s next opponent after the Pole beat Anett Kontaveit 6-3 4-6 6-3.
In the men’s draw, top seed Novak Djokovic (4/5 – US Open Outright) survived a scare to beat Kei Nishikori in the third round, eventually winning 6-7 6-3 6-3 6-2, and the Serb will take on American Jenson Brooksby next, after the wildcard beat Russian 21st seed Aslan Karatsev in five sets.
Oscar Otte, Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner and Alexander Zverev are among the others safely through to the fourth round.
On Sunday, Briton Dan Evans will hope to continue his impressive form when he takes on second seed Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round (Medvedev 1/25, Evans 9/1).