US Open 1st Round: Serena Thrashes Sharapova in Opener


Serena Williams produced an impressive performance to crush Maria Sharapova in the US Open first round. She just dropped two games en-route to a straight set victory.

Serena is looking for her 24th Grandslam title to equal Margaret Court's record.

French Open champion, Asleigh Barty survived a scare against Zarina Diyas. The Aussie played an abysmal first set but came back strongly to win the remaining two sets.

Former World No.1 Angelique Kerber suffered a shock first round loss against French national Kristina Mladenovic.


Results from Day 1, R1:

Serena Williams [8] bt Sharapova 6-1 6-1

Barty [2] bt Diyas 1-6 6-3 6-2

Pliskova [3] bt Martincova 7-6(8) 7-6(7)

Svitolina [5] bt Osuigwe 6-1 7-5

Keys [10] 7-5 6-0 Doi

Sevastova [12] bt Bouchard 6-3 6-3

Mladenovic bt Kerber[14] 7-5 0-6 6-4

Venus Williams bt Zheng 6-1 6-0

Konta bt Kasatkina 6-1 4-6 6-2

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