Fallen Seeds & American Winners



[13] Richard Gasquet (FRA) lost to Kyle Edmund (GBR) 2-6, 2-6, 3-6

[18] Barbora Strycova lost to Monica Niculescu (ROU) 3-6, 7-6(3), 1-6

[21] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) lost to Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 0-6, 4-6

[27] Sara Errani (ITA) lost to Shelby Rogers (USA) 4-6, 6-7(3)

[28] Martin Klizan (SVK) lost to Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 2-6, 1-6, 1-6

[28] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) lost to Naomi Osaka (JPN) 7-6(4), 3-6, 4-6

[32] Monica Puig (PUR) lost to Saisai Zheng (CHN) 4-6, 2-6



Catherine Bellis def. Viktorija Golubic (SUI) 6-2, 6-3

Lauren Davis def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Kayla Day def. Madison Brengle 6-2, 4-2 (30-0 RET)

Ernesto Escobedo def. Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3

Ryan Harrison def. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3

[20] John Isner def. Frances Tiafoe (USA) 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3)

[8] Madison Keys def. Alison Riske (USA) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2

Christina McHale def. Mona Barthel (GER) 6-2, 6-2

[26] Jack Sock def. Taylor Fritz (USA) 7-6(3), 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-4


Gasquet still battling injury was the highest seed to fall today.  Olympic gold medalist, Puig, could not get out of the first round. Quite a few Americans had to battle against fellow Americans to get to the second round. Brengle also had to battle a right forearm injury and came out on the losing end, retiring to Kayla Day in the second set.  For the second consecutive first round of a Major, Sock gets the better of Fritz in five sets.

Serena Williams begins her quest for Major title number twenty-three tomorrow; however, her right shoulder injury may have something to say about that. Added to that, she has a very tough opponent in the first round and Williams has been prone to be vulnerable in the early rounds. Will her shoulder hold up?


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