Tuesday August 26th, 2014

Day 3 of the U.S. Open begins at 11 a.m. ET. No. 5 seed Maria Sharapova will play Alexandra Dulgheru and No. 21 Sloane Stephens will play Johnna Larsson during the early session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

American Venus Williams plays Timea Bacsinszky at 7 p.m. ET at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

U.S. OPEN TENNIS SCHEDULE 2014: DAY 3

 
ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (DAY SESSION) Round Time (ET)
Sloane Stephens (21) vs. Johanna Larsson Second 11 a.m.
Tomas Berdych (6) vs. Lleyton Hewitt First Not before 1 p.m.
Maria Sharapova (5) vs. Alexandra Dulgheru Second Following

American CiCi Bellis, 15, wins in U.S. Open debut

Louis armstrong stadium round time (ET)
Shuai Peng vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (4) Second 11 a.m.
Marin Cilic (14) vs. Marcos Baghdatis First Following
Jana Cepelova vs. Simona Halep (2) Second Following
Grigor Dimitrov (7) vs. Ryan Harrison First Not before 5 p.m.

Tennis' iron man Federer looks to maintain durability by Jon Wertheim 

ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM (night SESSION) Round time (et)
Timea Bacsinszky vs. Venus Williams (19) Second 7 p.m.
Stan Wawrinka (3) vs. Thomaz Bellucci Second Following

Maria Sharapova wants to charge for medical timeouts

Select other matches round time (ET)
Angelique Kerber (6) vs. Alla Kudryavtseva Second Following 11 a.m. match
Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Jelena Jankovic (9) Second Following 11 a.m. match
Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Caroline Wozniacki (10) Second Following two matches
Kenny De Schepper vs. Ernests Gulbis (11) First Following three matches
Sara Errani (13) vs. Anastasia Rodionova Second Following three matches
Lucie Safarova (14) vs. Saisai Zheng Second Following 11 a.m. match

USTA has the full list of Day 3 matches here.

Matches to watch:

Maria Sharapova (5) vs. Alexandra Dulgheru

Following 1 p.m. match at Arthur Ashe Stadium 

Maria Sharapova entered the 2014 U.S. Open as the No. 5 seed in the women's draw. 

Sharapova beat Maria Kirilenko on Monday night to advance to the second round.

Last year, Sharapova withdrew from the 2013 U.S. Open just before the start of the tournament, citing shoulder bursitis, but others believed it may have been the result of a lingering hip injury that occurred in Wimbledon earlier in the summer. 

Sharapova reached the semifinals of the 2012 U.S. Open for only the second time in her career, before falling to Victoria Azarenka.

Timea Bacsinszky vs. Venus Williams (19)

7 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium 

Venus Williams entered the 2014 U.S. Open as the No. 19 seed in the women's draw. 

Williams beat Kimiko Date-Krumm on Monday to advance to the second round.

Last year Williams was knocked out in the second round. It marked the third consecutive year that she'd lost that early.

Williams has won the U.S. Open twice, in 2000 and 2001. She also twice won doubles titles, in 1999 and 2009, when partnered with her sister, Serena.

Sloane Stephens (21) vs. Johanna Larsson

11 a.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium 

Sloane Stephens entered the 2014 U.S. Open as the No. 21 seed in the women's draw.

Stephens beat Annika Beck on Monday to advance to the second round.

Last year Stephens made it to the fourth round of the U.S. Open, losing in straight sets to the eventual champion Serena Williams. The fourth round exit was her best performance to date in the U.S. Open. She had twice previously reached the third round, but had not advanced further.

2014 will mark just her fourth time participating in the event on the singles side. Stephens has been part of a doubles team four times, but never advanced past the first round. 

Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Caroline Wozniacki (10)

Two matches after 11 a.m. match

Caroline Wozniacki entered the 2014 U.S. Open as the No. 10 seed in the women's draw. She beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia on Monday.

In last year's tournament, Wozniacki entered as the No. 6 seed and was stunned in the third round by qualifier Camila Giorgi of Italy in three sets.

In 2012, Wozniacki lost to Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania in the first round as the No. 8 seed.

In 2010, Wozniacki lost to Kim Clijsters in the final. That was the best U.S. Open finish of Wozniacki's career. 

- Sarah Barshop

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