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In the women's draw Kim Clijsters erased an early first-set deficit in her third round match. She put her hopes of defending her U.S. Open title back on track with a 6-3 6-0 win against Petra Kvitova.
Clijsters finished off the match in style by winning 12 straight games in the second set, and gaining admittance to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
Russia's Elena Dementieva was the 2004 runner-up at the U-S Open. She won all six of her break points on the way to a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.
French Open runner-up Samantha Stosur continued her impressive season by overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 6-2, 6-3.