September 17, 2021

Ukrainians win early matches, but ultimately fall at U.S. Open


PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Dayana Yastremska and Max Purcell of Australia lost in the mixed doubles semifinal on September 8 against Giuliana Olmos of Mexico and Marcelo Arevalo of Argentina 6-4, 4-6, 6-10 at the U.S. Open. In the quarterfinal, Yastremska and Purcell defeated Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan and Fabrice Martin of France 6-2, 6-3.

Viacheslav Bielinskyi and Petr Nesterov of Bulgaria (seeded No. 8) made a strong showing in the boys’ doubles. The duo defeated Mans Dahlberg of Sweden and Lui Maxted of Great Britain 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinal on September 10, won the semifinal the same day against Nicholas Godsick and Ethan Quinn of the U.S.A. 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, but lost in the final on September 11 against Max Westphal of France and Coleman Wong of Hong Kong 3-6, 7-5, 1-10. In boys’ singles, Bielinskyi (seeded No. 7) was eliminated in the third round by Sascha Gueymard Wayenburg of France 5-7, 6-7 (3-7).