Defending US Open mixed doubles champion Leander Peas and Martina Hingis suffered an early exit as they lost in the second round of the competition on Saturday. However, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza won their respective mixed and women's doubles competition with their partners on Day 6 of US Open.
The Indo-Swiss pair have always been a treat to watch, and were favourites to win the US Open 2016 title, but their American opponents in the form of Coco Vandeweghe and Rajeev Ram played some stunning tennis to clinch the match in a tie breaker. The score read a close 7-6 (1), 3-6, 13-11 to send the defending champions home.
With this loss, Paes' run in the US Open has come to an end as he had already also lost in the men's doubles competition. Bopanna, who partnered Gabriela Dabrowski in the mixed doubles, won the match after coming down from one set down to win 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 against Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova.
Sania, partnering Barbora Strycova, looked in good form as they played some solid tennis at the net and the baseline to defeat Viktorija Golubic and Nicole Melichar, score reading 6-2, 7-6.
In the singles arena, top male players Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori progressed into the next round of the competition. Murray is one of the title favourites after having won Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics gold. The second seed looked in control of his third round match against Paolo Lorenzi, despite losing one set. The score read 7-6, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Nishikori also emerged victorious as he got the better off his French opponent Nicolas Mahut in four sets.
But it was not a cruising win for Wawarinka, who was stretched to a thrilling five set affair by Great Britain player, Daniel Evans. After the conclusion of the first three sets, Wawrinka had lost two sets, and the Swiss had to bring his A game to progress, and the third seed roared back, winning the final two to win the match.
While in the women's singles, Serena Williams looked in complete control of her match, dominating from the first point. Her opponent, Johanna Larsson could not even pose much problems to the top seed, who won 6-2, 6-1. Venus Williams also cruised into the fourth round with a straight sets win over Laura Siegemund, 6-1, 6-2.
But it was not an easy outing for Simona Halep, as she faced a tricky opponent in the form of Timea Babos, who managed to take a set from the Romanian. Despite her second set loss, Halep managed to reach the next round with 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 win.