New York, August 24
The Western and Southern Open misplaced its prime two girls’s seeds with primary Karolina Pliskova and quantity two Sofia Kenin crashing out of the US Open tuneup. Pliskova, who had a first-round bye, slammed down 11 aces but additionally dedicated 9 double faults in a 7-5 6-Four defeat to Veronika Kudermetova. Australian Open champion Kenin additionally struggled to get going after the Covid-19 layoff, shedding 6-1 7-6(7) to Alize Cornet.
Marketa Vondrousova continued her run of poor type because the 10th seed misplaced 6-Three 6-7(3) 6-Four to Laura Siegemund.
Anett Konaveit moved into the second spherical with a 6-Three 6-1 win over Daria Kasatkina, whereas Elise Mertens thumped Rebecca Peterson 6-Zero 6-2.
In the lads’s draw, fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas eased to a 6-1 6-Three second-round win over Kevin Anderson whereas David Goffin sailed previous Borna Coric 7-6(6) 6-Four into the third spherical. Grigor Dimitrov beat Ugo Humbert 6-Three 6-4.
Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov misplaced 4-6 6-7(1) to Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos within the males’s doubles opening spherical. — Agencies