Gallery: The story from a riveting day three at the 2018 US Open

Serena Williams shoes

We look at the action from day three at the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

It was a day to forget for 15th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas as the Greek was beaten by Daniil Medvedev.
Stefanos Tsitsipas frustrated

The smooth service motion of Venus Williams, who reached the third round.
Venus Williams serving

Defending champion Sloane Stephens was made to work for her win over Anhelina Kalinina.
Sloane Stephens ecstatic

Julia Goerges on the run…out of the US Open after losing to Ekatarina Marakova.
Julia Goerges on the run

It was a case of down and out for Jason Kubler as the Australian was forced to retire from his match against Taylor Fritz after injuring his ankle.
Jason Kubler injured

Andy Murray had his moments against Fernando Verdasco.
Andy Murray screaming

But the Spaniard held his nerve to beat the three-time Grand Slam winner.
Fernando Verdasco pumped up

It turned into a frustrating day for Murray.
Andy Murray upset

Next up for Verdasco is Juan Martin del Potro after the Argentine saw off the challenge of Denis Kudla.
Juan Martin del Potro victory

Kevin Anderson in action while the sun goes down…the South African brushed aside Jeremy Chardy.
US Open sunshine

One of the main attractions, Serena Williams, arrives on court.
Serena Williams arrives on court

These shoes were made for winning. And win they did as Serena beat Carina Witthoeft in straight sets to set up an encounter against sister Venus.
Serena Williams shoes

Meanwhile, Rafa Nadal just quietly went about doing Rafael Nadal things…