FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Oh those pesky Italian girls. What can we say?
Two major upsets from the ladies of the boot with both No. 2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 6 seed Angelique Kerber being ousted from the open by No. 20 seed Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, respectively.
No. 2 seed Radwanska went down very easily, 6-1 6-4 to Vinci who was able to control the match from the outset.
“Yeah, I think I really had the worst day than other days before,” Radwanska said. “For sure I didn’t play that well as in the beginning of the tournament. For sure, she was just better today, yeah.”
Radwanska was dominated by Vinci’s finesse and seemed to be able to combat anything the Polish player was able to send her way.
“She really mixes it up, a lot of slice, then suddenly hitting very well from the forehand side, then kick serve, dropshots, volleys as well, coming to the net,” Radwanska said. “It’s really tough because she really had an answer for everything today.”
Kerber, who beat Venus Williams the other night and was a Semifinalist last year, also had trouble with the No. 10 seed Errani, whose finesse was just more than enough for her German counterpart,
“I think I was trying to give my best, and it was very close and hard match also in the first set. But, yeah, the balls from her were very difficult for me, and also the spin,” Kerber said. “I just tried to be aggressive, but in the important moments she was better. Yeah, I mean, she beat me and it’s okay. I do everything I could do today.”
Both Radwanska and Kerber were considered favorites to move to at least the Quarterfinals and possibly playing next weekend. By losing in the fourth round, both players go home disappointed.