Agnieszka Radwanska dumped out of US Open by Russian Makarova

New York: Poland`s third seed Agnieszka Radwanska has been bundled out of the US Open by Russia`s Ekaterina Makarova in the biggest shock of the women`s event at Flushing Meadows.

Makarova struck a barrage of groundstroke winners to topple Radwanska 6-4, 6-4 in the fourth round under floodlights on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Radwanska started brightly, surging to a 4-0 lead, but Makarova peeled off eight straight games to take the first set and lead 2-0 in the second.

Radwanska fought her way back, holding four break points to level the second set at 4-4.

Makarova, the 24th seed, sealed the game with an ace before going on to close out the match in one hour and 32 minutes.

Her next opponent will be China`s Li Na after the fifth seed defeated Serbia`s Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-0 on Arthur Ashe Stadium`s centre court.

The 25-year-old Russian will play her first quarter-final at the US Open after twice reaching the last eight at the Australian Open.

"It feels amazing, I really love this tournament," she said.

Radwanska`s loss left her out of the quarter-finals at a major for the first time this year.

Reuters

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