Wozniacki downs Stosur to reach US Open 2nd round

Caroline Wozniacki (Getty)
Caroline Wozniacki (Getty)

New York - World number two Caroline Wozniacki reached the second round of the US Open on Tuesday, dispatching former champion Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-2 on a sweltering Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The second-seeded Dane said she used her imagination to beat the heat in a tough first-round match-up against the Aussie veteran who won the title in Flushing Meadows in 2011 but was undone by eight double faults on Tuesday.

"It's definitely difficult, it's very hot out here today," said Wozniacki, the highest seed remaining in the women's field after the shock first-round exit of Simona Halep on Monday.

"I just tried to cool down between games, used ice. I'm just thinking I'm on the beach, I have a margarita in hand, life is good."

Wozniacki, eager to add another Grand Slam title to the Australian Open crown she captured in January, next faces Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck.

"She's a tricky opponent, great backhand," Wozniacki said. "I'm just glad to have won this one. When I saw I was playing Sam I knew it wasn't going to be easy."

US Open results on Tuesday, the second day of the 2018 tournament at Flushing Meadows (x denotes seeded player):

Men

First round

Marin Cilic (CRO x7) bt Marius Copil (ROM) 7-5, 6-1, 1-1 - retired

Hubert Hurkacz (POL) bt Stefano Travaglia (ITA) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (8/6), 3-0 - retired

Alex De Minaur (AUS) bt Taro Daniel (JPN) 6-0, 6-1, 6-2

Frances Tiafoe (USA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA x29) 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Julien Benneteau (FRA) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA x22) 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-4

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Tim Smyczek (USA) 7-6 (7/2), 6-4, 6-3

Robin Haase (NED) bt Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

David Goffin (BEL x10) bt Federico Gaio (ITA) 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x13) bt Federico Delbonis (ARG) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2

Jaume Munar (ESP) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-1

Gael Monfils (FRA) bt Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-0, 6-0

Kei Nishikori (JPN x21) bt Maximilian Marterer (GER) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Matthew Ebden (AUS) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB x32) 7-6 (7/1), 6-7 (5/7), 4-6, 6-1, 4-1 - retired

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) bt Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Corentin Moutet (FRA) 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Alexander Zverev (GER x4) bt Peter Polansky (CAN) 6-2, 6-1, 6-2

Novak Djokovic (SRB x6) bt Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0

Tennys Sandgren (USA) bt Viktor Troicki (SRB) 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Laslo Djere (SRB) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 - retired

Richard Gasquet (FRA x26) bt Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Lucas Pouille (FRA x17) bt Yannick Maden (GER) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2, 7-5

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) bt Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 3-1 - retired

Joao Sousa (POR) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x12) bt Malek Jaziri (TUN) 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

Fabio Fognini (ITA x14) bt Michael Mmoh (USA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

John Millman (AUS) bt Jenson Brooksby (USA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-0

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt Noah Rubin (USA) 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3)

Chung Hyeon (KOR x23) bt Ricardas Berankis (LTU) 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-0, 2-0 - retired

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x30) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) bt Yuki Bhambri (IND) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Dennis Novak (AUT) 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5)

Roger Federer (SUI x2) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4

Women

First round

Caroline Garcia (FRA x6) bt Johanna Konta (GBR) 6-2, 6-2

Monica Puig (PUR) bt Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 6-0, 6-0

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) bt Tamara Zidansek (SLO) 6-0, 6-3

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x30) bt Nicole Gibbs (USA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Maria Sharapova (RUS x22) bt Patty Schnyder (SUI) 6-2, 7-6 (8/6)

Sorana Cirstea (ROU) bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Taylor Townsend (USA) bt Amanda Anisimova (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x10) bt Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Madison Keys (USA x14) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-4, 6-4

Bernarda Pera (USA) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) bt Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) bt CoCo Vandeweghe (USA x24) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x29) bt Arantxa Rus (NED) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Johanna Larsson (SWE) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Angelique Kerber (GER x4) bt Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3

Petra Kvitova (CZE x5) bt Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-1, 6-4

Wang Yafan (CHN) bt Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) bt Anna Blinkova (RUS) 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x26) bt Danielle Collins (USA) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4

Naomi Osaka (JPN x20) bt Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-3, 6-2

Julia Glushko (ISR) bt Monica Niculescu (ROU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

Darya Kasatkina (RUS x11) bt Timea Babos (HUN) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4

Kiki Bertens (NED x13) bt Kristyna Plyskova (CZE) 6-0, 7-5

Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-1, 7-6 (7/1)

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) bt Harmony Tan (FRA) 6-3, 6-1

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-1, 6-4

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) bt Anett Kontaveit (EST x28) 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 7-5

Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) bt Lizette Cabrera (AUS) 6-4, 6-1

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-3, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-3, 6-2

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