The prospect of a Naomi Osaka-Serena Williams U.S. Open final rematch that hung tantalisingly over the year's final Grand Slam disappeared on Monday with Swiss Belinda Bencic the spoiler by claiming a 7-5 6-4 fourth round win over the Japanese holder.
Naomi Osaka was upset 7-5 6-4 by Belinda Bencic at the U.S. Open on Monday as the Japanese lost her grip on both her title and number one status while the Swiss reached the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows for the second time.
Colombian forward Radamel Falcao signed for Turkey's Galatasaray from Monaco in a three-year free transfer deal, the Turkish side said late on Monday, adding that the striker would be paid 5 million euros (4.5 million pounds) each season.
AS Roma ended a busy transfer window by signing Nikola Kalinic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan on Monday while Inter Milan offloaded former captain Mauro Icardi to Paris St. Germain after a prolific but turbulent six years at the club.
Russian Daniil Medvedev, who has embraced his role as a villain at this year's U.S. Open, will face Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, while Serena Williams and Roger Federer also return to the court.