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Tennis | US Open

Women's wrap, Day 3 - Aug 30



Ukraine's fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina, fighting to become world No 1, captured a rain-interrupted match on Wednesday to reach the second round of the US Open.

Svitolina, seeking her sixth title of the year and first Grand Slam crown, held off 42nd-ranked Czech Katerina Siniakova 6-0, 6-7 (5/7).

Russian Evgeniya Rodina stunned Eugenie Bouchard 7-6(2) 6-1.

Kaia Kanepi from Estonia shocked Italian Francesca Schiavone 0-6 6-4 6-2.

American Jennifer Brady defeated German Andrea Petkovic 6-4 3-6 6-1 while Monica Niculescu from Romania won 6-3 6-2 against Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic.

US Nicole Gibbs beat Veronica Cepede Royg from Paraguay) 6-0 1-6 6-1.

Svitolina, who dropped six of nine tie-breaker points when her match resumed, survived a third set, breaking for a 4-2 edge and serving out for the victory.

"It was a little bit unlucky to stop because I was playing good," Svitolina said. "Today was a little bit of a mess in my head. It was tough to keep my focus. I'm happy I could win the third set and play really good tennis.

"I was just trying to fight for every ball. You can't win if you're not mentally strong."

Romania's Monica Niculescu, meanwhile, beat France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-2 in the first round.

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Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded 10th, secured a place in the second round with a 6-4 7-6(3) win over Croatian Petra Matic.

COMEBACK WIN FOR COCO

American CoCo Vandeweghe came back from a set down to claim a 2-6 6-3 6-4 first-round victory over compatriot Alison Riske.

Vandeweghe, coached by 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, fired 31 winners to book a second-round meeting with Tunisia's Ons Jabeur.

KUZNETSOVA BATTLES PAST VONDROUSOVA

Eighth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova saved three match points before securing a 4-6 6-4 7-6(2) first-round victory over Czech Marketa Vondrousova.

MUGURUZA REACHES THIRD ROUND

Reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza reached the third round of the US Open for the first time by defeating China's 92nd-ranked Duan Ying-Ying 6-4, 6-0.

The Spanish third seed can become the woman to beat in a seven-way fight for the world No 1 ranking by reaching the last 16 with a victory over Slovakian 31st seed Magdalena Rybarikova.

WOZNIACKI OUT OF US OPEN

Danish fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki became the fourth top-10 woman to exit the US Open after just two rounds when she lost 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1 to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.

Former world No 1 Wozniacki, the runner-up in 2009 and 2014, had won all seven of her previous meetings against left-hander Makarova.

She joins second seed Simona Halep, sixth-seeded defending champion Angelique Kerber and Britain's Johanna Konta, the seventh seed, in crashing out of the tournament.

Makarova, a semifinalist in 2014, will face Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro for a place in the last 16.



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