Maria Sharapova loses perfect US Open record as Carla Suarez Navarro moves into quarters

Maria Sharapova disappointed

Maria Sharapova has been dumped out of the US Open by Carla Suarez Navarro, losing her perfect record in Flushing Meadows night matches in the process.

The Russian had won all 23 of her previous night matches at the US Open, and went into the round of 16 clash as strong favoiurite to progress into the quarter-finals.

However, Suarez Navarro produced a brilliant display of tennis on her 30th birthday, with some of her defence especially breathtaking, to claim a shock 6-4 6-3 win.

She’ll now face Maddison Keys in the last eight after last year’s defeated finalist easily overcame Dominika Cibulkova.

Lesia Tsuerenko will also contest her first Grand Slam quarter-final after beating Marketa Vondrousova 6-7 7-5 6-2.

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