QUEENS — Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray cruised to victories at the US Open Wednesday, while three-time champion Kim Clijsters bowed out in what may have been her final appearance on the court.
Clijsters, once the world's top-ranked player and winner of the US Open in 2005, '09 and '10, was defeated in straight sets by Great Britain's Laura Robson Wednesday after saying she plans to retire following the tournament.
Hers was the only real upset seen in the tournament so far through day three of play in Flushing. Olympic gold medalist Murray, Sharapova and Lleyton Hewitt all easily moved through to the next round, while sisters Venus and Serena Williams, and Bob and Mike Bryan did the same in doubles play.
Fans in the stands included the usual parents and girlfriends of players, as well as actor Christopher McDonald and LMFAO's Stefan Gordy.