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Tennis-Defending champion Kerber knocked out in U.S. Open first round
August 29, 2017 / 6:18 PM / a month ago

Tennis-Defending champion Kerber knocked out in U.S. Open first round

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Defending champion Angelique Kerber of Germany was knocked out of the U.S. Open in the first round when she lost 6-3 6-1 to Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka on Tuesday.

The last defending women’s champion to lose in the first round at Flushing Meadows was Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2005. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by XXXX)

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