Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina, the 6th seeds at the U.S. Open, were defeated in the third round of doubles today by 9th seeds Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. Zahlavova Stycova and partner Philipp Petzschner also advanced to the third round in mixed doubles competition. 4th seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond advanced, as did 8th seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, the 2011 French Open champions.
In junior competition, top Caroline Garcia advanced to the second round. Jessica Pegula and Taylor Townsend, who are experiencing surprising success in the doubles main draw, won their first round singles matches in the junior draw.