Prime-seeded Karolina Pliskova has superior in straight units on the U.S. Open.
Pliskova surged forward of Anhelina Kalinina 4-1 within the opening set, misplaced three video games in a row, then took the final eight for a 6-4, 6-0 victory. She had a 26-7 edge in winners.
Pliskova is ranked third on the planet however has the highest seed in New York.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber is sticking round longer at Flushing Meadows than she did a yr in the past.
Kerber eradicated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 in a virtually empty Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Kerber received the 2016 U.S. Open however misplaced within the first spherical a yr in the past. She was once ranked No. 1 and is seeded seventeenth in New York.
Marketa Vondrousova is the primary winner of a match on the 2020 U.S. Open — and of any Grand Slam match since early February.
The 2019 French Open runner-up, who’s seeded twelfth in New York, beat Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-4.
Grand Slam tennis is again in motion for the primary time in practically seven full months because the U.S. Open will get began with out spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic.
There are about 15 folks, together with reporters, scattered within the stands of an area that holds about 14,000.
The skilled tennis excursions have been on hiatus from March till August due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The final Grand Slam matches have been on the Australian Open, which resulted in early February. The French Open was postponed from Could to late September, and Wimbledon was canceled for the primary time since World Struggle II.
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