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Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advances at US Open

AP/New York
Filed on August 31, 2020 | Last updated on August 31, 2020 at 09.43 pm
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic returns a shot during her Women's Singles first round match against Anhelina Kalinina of the Ukraine

(AFP)

Kerber eliminated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 in a nearly empty Louis Armstrong Stadium

Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova has advanced in straight sets at the US Open.
†Pliskova surged ahead of Anhelina Kalinina 4-1 in the opening set, lost three games in a row, then took the last eight for a 6-4, 6-0 victory. She had a 26-7 edge in winners.
†Pliskova is ranked third in the world but has the top seed in New York.

Earlier, Kerber eliminated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 in a nearly empty Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Kerber won the 2016 US Open but lost in the first round a year ago. She used to be ranked No. 1 and is seeded 17th in New York.

Men's singles
1st rd
Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) bt Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) 6-3, 6-3, 7-5
Borna Coric (CRO x27) bt Pablo Andujar (ESP) 7-5, 6-3, 6-1
Egor Gerasimov (BLR) bt Dusan Lajovic (SRB x18) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Women's singles
1st rd
Karolina Pliskova (CZE x1) bt Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 6-4, 6-0
Caroline Garcia (FRA) bt Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-3, 6-2
Angelique Kerber (GER x17) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-4, 6-4
Marketa Vondrousov√° (CZE x12) bt Greet Minnen (BEL) 6-1, 6-4
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) bt Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA) 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-0
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA x30) bt Hailey Baptiste (USA) 7-5, 6-2
Varvara Gracheva (RUS) bt Paula Badosa (ESP) 6-4, 7-5


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