August 28, 2017 / 10:22 PM / a month ago

Highlights of U.S. Open first day

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Highlights from day one of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday (all times GMT):

2150 HOME FAVOURITE VENUS SURVIVES KUZMOVA SCARE

- Ninth seeded American Venus Williams beat Slovakian qualifier Viktoria Kuzmova 6-3 3-6 6-2 to reach the second round.

- Twice champion Venus preserved her personal record of never losing in the opening round of the U.S. Open in 19 appearances.

2125 STEPHENS EASES PAST VINCI

- American Sloane Stephens reached the second round with a 7-5 6-1 win over 2015 finalist Roberta Vinci of Italy.

2105 SHAPOVALOV OFF TO FLYING START

- Canadian Denis Shapovalov beat Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-1 6-2 in the first round to claim his first ever grand slam main draw win.

2015 KRUNIC STUNS KONTA

- Serbian Aleksandra Krunic fought back from a set down to clinch a 4-6 6-3 6-4 victory over seventh seeded Briton Johanna Konta.

- Wimbledon semi-finalist Konta struggled to find her touch for the majority of the match, landing only 45 percent of her first-serves. She also finished with a disappointing tally of 42 unforced errors.

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1945 AMERICAN ISNER THROUGH

- Big-serving American John Isner fired 22 aces on his way to a 6-1 6-3 4-6 6-3 first-round victory over France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

- Isner will meet South Korean Chung Hyeon in the second round.

1940 CILIC ADVANCES TO ROUND TWO

- Fifth seed Croatian Marin Cilic beat American Tennys Sandgren 6-4 6-3 3-6 6-3.

- Cilic, the 2014 winner, recorded 55 winners and 57 unforced errors to seal a victory after two hours and 47 minutes.

1930 TSONGA STORMS PAST COPIL

- Eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga produced 38 winners to claim a 6-3 6-3 6-4 first-round victory over Romania’s Marius Copil.

- The 32-year-old Tsonga has struggled at the last two grand slam events, losing in the first round at Roland Garros before a third round exit at Wimbledon.

1910 KUKUSHKIN KNOCKS OUT FERRER

- Kazakh qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin beat twice semi-finalist and 21st seed David Ferrer 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-1.

1820 AMERICAN WILDCARD KENIN UPSETS DAVIS

- American Sofia Kenin upsets 32nd seed Lauren Davis 7-5 7-5.

- The 18-year-old wildcard reached the second round of a grand slam for the first time in her career.

1647 KVITOVA BATTLES PAST JANKOVIC

- Petra Kvitova beat Serbian Jelena Jankovic 7-5 7-5 to reach the second round.

- The 13th seeded Czech has reached the second round of all three grand slams she has played since returning to action in May, following a lengthy injury layoff.

1620 MUGURUZA EASES PAST LEPCHENKO

- Third-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza beat American Varvara Lepchenko 6-0 6-3 to reach the second round.

1515 PLAY BEGINS AT FLUSHING MEADOWS

Compiled by Hardik Vyas and Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond and Pritha Sarkar

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