ATP Tour

Anderson's 2016 woes continue

2016-07-21 09:48
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - Kevin Anderson’s nightmare tennis season continued when he was ousted in the second round of the Washington Open on Wednesday.

Anderson, who was seeded 9th for the tournament, lost 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) to unseeded Tunisian Malek Jaziri.

Anderson has endured a troublesome, injury-plagued year which has seen him struggle to win matches.

He is currently ranked No 33 on the ATP World Tour rankings - a significant drop in rankings after cracking the Top 10 in October last year.

Results on Wednesday from the third day of the ATP and WTA Washington Open (x denotes seed):

Men

Second round

Steve Johnson (USA x5) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-3, 6-4

Gilles Muller (LUX x14) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-4, 6-1

Alexander Zverev (GER x7) bt Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4, 6-2

Ryan Harrison (USA) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB x10) 7-6 (7/4), 6-4

Gael Monfils (FRA x2) bt Lu Yen-hsun (TPE) 6-3, 6-2

Ivo Karlovic (CRO x13) bt Brian Baker (USA) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4)

Malek Jaziri (TUN) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA x9) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

John Isner (USA x1) bt James Duckworth (AUS) 6-3, 6-4

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP x15) bt John Millman (AUS) 6-2, 6-4

Jack Sock (USA x6) bt Lukas Lacko (SVK) 7-6 (7/1), 6-4

Borna Coric (CRO x16) bt Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-4, 6-4

Bernard Tomic (AUS x3) bt Donald Young (USA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3

Women

Second round

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL x7) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-3, 7-5

Jessica Pegula (USA) bt Christina McHale (USA) 7-5, 6-2

Samantha Stosur (AUS x1) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5-7, 4-3, retired, left arm

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x6) bt Usue Arconada (USA) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

First round

Lauren Davis (USA) bt Shelby Rogers (USA) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x4) bt Samantha Crawford (USA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

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