Ser­ena bat­tles back to reach Open quar­ters

Chicago Sun-Times - - BY THE NUMBERS -

Ser­ena Wil­liams ral­lied in the third set to edge Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 and reach the quar­ter­fi­nals of the U.S. Open for the 12th con­sec­u­tive time.

On the men’s side, the to­tal fi­nan­cial penalty for No­vak Djokovic’s dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion was $267,500 af­ter he was docked an ad­di­tional $7,500 for skip­ping the manda­tory post­match news con­fer­ence Sun­day.

▶ Zach Ple­sac won his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive start since re­turn­ing to the ro­ta­tion af­ter a de­mo­tion for break­ing team COVID-19 pro­to­cols, and the In­di­ans beat the Royals 5-2 to move into a tie with the White Sox for first place in the AL Cen­tral.

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