Tennis: Isner, Monfils Breeze But Injured Wozniacki Out
Zeeshan Mehtab Published July 21, 2016 | 01:28 PM
WASHINGTON, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st july,2016) - US top seed John Isner and French second seed Gael Monfils cruised into the third round of the ATP and WTA Washington Open on Wednesday but former world number one Caroline Wozniacki dropped out due to injury while leading. Isner, coming off heartbreaking Wimbledon and Davis Cup defeats, fired 14 aces and dropped only three points on his first serve in a 6-3, 6-4 romp over Australian qualifier James Duckworth. "I'm happy I got through my first match.
I can get tripped up in those," Isner said. "I'm not looking past anyone.
" Flamboyant Monfils, who had lost three matches in a row after suffering a mystery illness, fired 10 aces and lost only two points on his first serves in a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun. "I played a very solid match," Monfils said.
"I was surprised I could play that good so soon and I want to keep it going for the next few matches." Wozniacki, a two-time US Open runner-up from Denmark, was leading 7-5, 3-4, when a left arm injury forced her to retire from her second-round match against Aussie top seed Samantha Stosur, the 2011 US Open winner.