Zhang/Pavic crash out in U.S Open mixed doubles semifinals

China's Zhang Shuai

Xinhua News

8th September 2022 – (New York) China’s Zhang Shuai and Mate Pavic of Croatia were stunned by Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France in the mixed doubles semifinals at the US Open on Wednesday.

Zhang and Pavic lost the first set 6-4, but regrouped to seal the second 7-5. Having more unforced errors, the pair were topped in the deciding third set, 10-6.

While all Chinese players have now bowed out of this year’s US Open, many of them achieved the best results of their careers. 33-year-old Zhang reached the last 16 in the women’s singles for the first time after defeating Canada’s Rebecca Marino in straight sets.

Yuan Yue, Zheng Qinwen and Wang Xiyu all advanced to the women’s singles last 32, while Wu Yibing also reached the third round in the men’s singles, setting another milestone for Chinese players.