Serena Williams’ magic continues on Day 5 of the US Open. Williams won a legendary match in three sets Wednesday about No. 2 Anett Kontaveit though lost with her twin sister Venus, in the opening round in women’s doubles on Thursday.
Follow Yahoo Sports as we round up the biggest matches from Day 5 of the US Open 2022 here.
Serena Williams’ career ended in defeat
Serena Williams’ career is now over.
Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic defeated Williams 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 6-1 in a thrilling three-hour battle at Arthur Ashe Stadium to advance to the fourth round of the tournament. The game, which saw almost every fan in the stadium fighting Tomljanovic, is almost certainly the last of Williams’ career.
Pablo Carreno Busta’s wild victory
Pablo Carreno Busta achieved perhaps the craziest victory of the entire US Open on Friday evening.
The Spaniard defeated No. 18 Alex De Minaur 6-1 6-1 3-6 7-6 (7-5) in the third round with an incredible shot between the legs to end the tiebreak.
The shot, which not only stunned Carreno Busta, left De Minaur angry after the rally at the end of the field.
Coco Gauff wins the All-American Showdown with Madison Keys
18-year-old Coco Gauff has been the next big thing in American tennis for a while and has now broken new ground at Flushing Meadows.
Gauff, seeded at No. 12, defeated her compatriot Madison Keys 6-2, 6-3 in the third round to reach the fourth round of the US Open for the first time in her career. A finalist at the 2022 French Open, Gauff had not reached the fourth round at that tournament since her star turn at the age of 15 in 2019.
Next up for Gauff is Zhang Shuai, but her post-game interview couldn’t resist veering into a discussion of a potential clash with the retiring Serena Williams. Gauff didn’t want to know when she could theoretically face her idol Williams (it would be in the semifinals), but some fans may already be circling the date.
Casper Ruud beats Tommy Paul in a 5 set match
It wasn’t an easy game for Casper Ruud, number 5. Then it was really easy.
The 23-year-old Norwegian defeated American Tommy Paul for the first time in his career in the fourth round of the US Open 7-6 6-7 7-6 5-7 6-0. As you can imagine from the point standings, a tight match ended anticlimactically as Ruud didn’t even go behind in the fifth set in five of the six games.
Paul will want a game especially in the third set as he took a 40-0 lead on serve and had a chance to take the set 7-5. Ruud won four points in a row to take the break and force a tiebreak.
Matteo Berrettini eliminates Andy Murray
13th-seeded Matteo Berrettini missed the 2022 French Open with a hand injury and Wimbledon 2022 due to COVID-19, but he looked consistent as ever against a fan favorite on Friday.
The Italian defeated Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 to reach his seventh straight fourth round of Grand Slams in which he has competed. It wasn’t the cleanest of matches, with both players having a combined 94 unforced errors, but Berrettini’s power of serve triumphed.
Ons Jabeur defeats Shelby Rogers
American Shelby Rogers had five-seeded Ons Jabeur on the ropes after the first set, but the Tunisian rolled into the fourth round with a three-set win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Jabeur is entering the fourth round of the US Open for the first time in her tennis career after finishing second at Wimbledon in June.
Jack Draper is retiring after massive excitement
Jack Draper looked like he had big things up his sleeve after upsetting sixth-placed Felix Auger Aliassime in straight sets in the second round, but the win was immediately followed by disappointment.
The 20-year-old Briton had to retire in the third set of his match against number 27 Karen Khachanov with an apparent leg injury. At this point, the two players were on serve and were close to a tiebreak in the third set after dividing the first two sets, with Khachanov leading 6-3, 4-6, 6-5.
Veronika Kudermetova delivers serving master class
The most dominant win of the day could have come early in the afternoon in the stands, where 18th seed Veronika Kudermetova dominated Dalma Galfi 6-2, 6-2.
How dominant was Kudermetova? She lost two service points opposite the whole game while committing just six unforced errors. The entire game lasted 46 minutes.