Underdog Charges Back to Win Match, and Fans
NEW YORK - American youngster Victoria Duval staggered 2011 U.s. Open champion Sam Stosur in the competition's first round Tuesday.
The 17-year-old qualifier, stacked up 296th, won 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, jumping into the air in festival in the wake of changing over her fourth match focus with a forehand champ.
Duval was playing in simply her second Grand Slam match. She additionally confronted a previous U.s. Open champ, Kim Clijsters, in the first round at Flushing Meadows a year ago.
She was confronting a top-20 adversary to many people's surprise Tuesday.
"I know she didn't play her best today, and this is the best I've played in my vocation, so I'm truly energized," Duval told the Louis Armstrong Stadium swarm. "I recently tried to stay in the minute."
The eleventh seeded Stosur had arrived at in any event the quarterfinals in her final three excursions to the U.s. Open. She had 56 unforced slips.
Duval was conceived in Miami yet existed in Haiti until she moved again to the United States at age 8. She prepares in Bradenton, Fla.
For the sum of one diversion, and one and only amusement, Victoria Azarenka confronted a touch of a test in the first round. In the wake of requiring 10 minutes to break serve at the beginning, the second-seeded Azarenka breezed whatever is left of the way, assembling a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over 99th-stacked up Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany.
The match was played in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where Azarenka lost in three sets to Serena Williams in a year ago last at Flushing Meadows.
This one was far, far less aggressive or grasping, aside from maybe for the opening amusement, which kept ticking 18 focuses spread over 10 minutes, until two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka changed over her sixth break focus. Whatever remains of the match took what added up to 55 minutes.
"There are things, you know, I feel like ought to be better," Azarenka said. "However generally speaking, its an exceptional begin."
No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova weathered an alternate intense U.s. Open match in the first round Tuesday, requiring three sets and almost two hours to overpower 92nd-stacked up Misaki Doi.
Kvitova won 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on a breezy day at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
"I like huge matches on the enormous stadium, however the individuals - its a lot of swarms for myself, I consider," she said.
Kvitova has arrived at any rate the elimination rounds at the other three major occasions; she has never made it past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
She's additionally battled in the North American swing hinting at the U.s. Open, yet she made an achievement a year ago. Kvitova won two of the aforementioned competitions and arrived at the elimination rounds at an alternate in 2012, then matched her longest run at the year's final Grand Slam competition.
"So I have great cause to enhance my outcomes here," she said.
The last set Tuesday was closer than the score in this uncommon matchup of two lefties. After Kvitova went up a break at 2-0, Doi had an opportunity to crush right spirit however couldn't change over.
Two years back, Kvitova turned into the first prevailing Wimbledon ladies' champion to lose her first U.s. Open match in the same season. She was in peril of an alternate early retreat Tuesday when she made 15 unforced failures in the second set.
In any case she's scarcely flustered by three-set matches. Kvitova as of late played six straight over three competitions, winning four of them.
Doi, from Japan, tumbled to 0-4 against top 10 adversaries.
Additionally Tuesday, sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki held off qualifier Duan Ying-Ying to win her first-round match.
With beau Rory Mcilroy in the stands, Wozniacki battled off a set indicate in the second win 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.
The 133rd-stacked up Duan had an opportunity to serve out the set at 5-3 in her Grand Slam presentation. Anyway the 2009 U.s. Open finalist crushed spirit. At that point Duan had a set focus on Wozniacki's serve that she couldn't change over.
Wozniacki softened serve up the following diversion, then staved off three break indicates secure the win.
Fourth-seeded Sara Errani posted a "twofold bagel" Tuesday, tracking "lucky washout" Olivia Rogowska 6-0, 6-0 to development to the second round of the U.s. Open.
Errani, the 2012 French Open runner-up and a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, required 51 minutes in Armstrong Stadium to dispatch her 151st-stacked up rival, who lost in qualifying yet made it into the primary draw when Ayumi Morita withdrew with a damage.
Errani won 54 focuses to 23 for Rogowska.
No. 10-seeded Roberta Vinci defeated some temperamental serving to win her first-round match in straight sets. The Italian, a quarterfinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, beat Timea Babos 6-4, 6-2. Babos changed over each of the three of her break focuses, however Vinci broke the Hungarian's serve six times.
Vinci arrived at a vocation high standing this June through August timeframe at age 30. She made the round of 16 at the French Open and Wimbledon not long from now.
No. 13-seeded Ana Ivanovic and fourteenth seeded Maria Kirilenko got off to speedy begins, each one winning in under a hour. Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champ, beat Anna Tatishvili 6-2, 6-0. Kirilenko won 6-1, 6-1 against Yanina Wickmayer, a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows four years back whose standing has tumbled to 57th.
Christina Mchale, a 21-year-old from Englewood Cliffs, N.j., snapped a five-match losing streak by defeating 45th-stacked up Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3. Mchale's standing had tumbled to 114th.