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US Open: 5 things to watch out for on Day 3

August 30, 2017 13:59 IST

Five things to watch out for on day three of the US Open on Wednesday.

IMAGE: The Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 2 of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

* After rain led to the cancellation of all matches outside of the roof-covered Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday, the tournament looks to make up for lost time with a busy schedule featuring 87 matches.

 

* Fans, players and organisers will keep a close eye on the forecast with wet weather potentially returning on Sunday and again during the second week of the tournament, which wraps upon September 10.

Eugenie Bouchard

IMAGE: Eugenie Bouchard during a promotional event. Photograph: Courtesy, Eugenie Bouchard/Instagram

* It will be Canada Day at the US Open on Arthur Ashe Stadium with Montreal-born Eugenie Bouchard opening the action and 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov set to headline in the evening.

* All eyes will again be on 2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova following her defeat of world number two Simona Halep as she takes on Hungarian Timea Babos in second-round action.

Maria Sharapova

IMAGE: Maria Sharapova in action on Day 1. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

* Tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King will join USTA president Katrina Adams and "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts at the sixth annual Sports Diversity and Inclusion Symposium, where the panel will discuss the strides made by women in sports.

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