Medvedev and Murray both started the US Open victorious. Sakariova is also performing in New York right now

Daniil Medvedev, the world’s number one tennis player, began his journey to defend his US Open title victoriously by defeating American Stefan Kozlov 6:2, 6:4, 6:0. Maria Scarry, who reached the semi-finals last year and seeded third, also succeeded. Worldwide, defeating Tatiana Maria of Germany 6:4, 3:6, 6:0. Petra Kvitova, the last of the tournament in Cincinnati, defeated Caroline Garcia, qualifier Camila Rachimova.

The 26-year-old Medvedev twice lost his serve to the 111th player in the ATP rankings, Kozlov, but “broke” the opponent eight times. He scored 10 aces in the match, and “Canary” scored in the final set.

“First of all, I’m happy with the victory,” said Medvedev, who played 40 winning shots and only made 20 fouls. “The key was basically the serve. Conditions weren’t easy at all. It’s very hot and humid here.” .

The defending champion, who missed Wimbledon due to the ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes, will face Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in the next round.

The winner from 2012, Britain’s Andy Murray, who defeated 24th seed Argentine Francisco Cerondol 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, also continues. The 35-year-old is fighting for his first promotion to the third round of the US Open in six years.

Sebastian Korda celebrates his first win at Flushing Meadows. The son of former Czech tennis player Petr Korda defeated Argentine Facundo Banes 5:7, 7:6, 7:5, 6:1 thanks to 12 aces. He slipped into the second round of the US Open at the third attempt.

27-year-old Athenian Skari has made it past the first round for the sixth time in a row on concrete courts in New York. The top three seeded avenged her elimination from Wimbledon, where they lost to her in the third round. The Greek tennis player flipped the first set of 1: 4 down, then Maria equalized, but in the third set, Skari did not give the semi-finalist of the grass Grand Slam a chance and gave her the “Canary”.

Garcia achieved her ninth consecutive victory. The 28-year-old Frenchwoman, ranked 17th in the WTA rankings, tackled Rachimova in 1 hour 22 minutes. In the next round, she will face another Russian, Anna Kalinska.

The hit of the first day of play at the US Open will be the evening bout for 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who will likely bid farewell to her US Open career at the age of 40. The six-time winner of the tournament at Flushing Meadows will face the 80th player in the world, Danka Koviničová of Montenegro.

US Open Tennis Championships in New York (hard surface, $60 million grant):


Singles – first round:

Medvedev (1 – Russia) – Kozlov (USA) 6:2, 6:4, 6:0, Wolf (USA) – Bautista (16 teeth) 6:4, 6:4, 6:4, A . (Brett) – F. Cerúndolo (24-Arg.) 7:5, 6:3, 6:3, Paul (29-USA) – Zapata (Sp.) 4:6, 6:3, 2:6, 6 :0, 7:5, Davidovich (sp.) – Nishioka (Japan) 6:3, 7:5, 6:3, Tabello (Chile) – Majscherzak (Poland) 6:1, 6:4, 6:7 ( 3:7), 6:1, Rinderknech – Hales (both) 4:6, 7:6 (7:4), 6:3, 6:2.


Singles – first round:

Sakarova (3 – Greek) – Mariaova (German) 6: 4, 3: 6, 6: 0, Garciaova (17 – father) – Rachimova (Russian) 6: 2, 6: 4, Kodermova (18 – Russian) – Vekičová (Croatian) 7:5, 6:3, Riskeová-Amritrajová (29-USA) – Yuová (USA) 6:2, 6:4, Kalinska (Russian) – Petersonova (Swedish) 6:4, 6:3 , Usuriova (Colonel) – Lyova (USA) 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 1.


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