Simona Halep is the primary large title to be bundled out of the primary spherical of the US Open, with the previous world primary overwhelmed by 2019 Wimbledon junior champion Daria Snigur in three units on the primary day in Flushing Meadows.
Seventh seed Simona Halep misplaced to US Open debutant Daria Snigur within the first shock results of the 2022 matchDwelling favorite Coco Gauff defeated Frenchwoman Leolia Jeanjean to arrange a possible conflict towards Aussie Daria Saville in spherical twoJohn Millman fell to USA’s Emilio Nava whereas Andy Murray and Daniil Medvedev each superior
Making her grand slam debut, Snigur set the tone early towards the Romanian seventh seed, storming out to say the primary set 6-2 earlier than Halep fought again to win the second 6-0.
Nevertheless, the 20-year-old Ukrainian returned fireplace within the third, taking a 5-1 lead due to a double break of serve within the first and fifth video games.
Whereas Halep fended off two match factors, Snigur held her nerve to defeat final yr’s Wimbledon semi-finalist 6-4 and declare the most important win of her fledgling profession, bursting into tears and forming a coronary heart form along with her arms across the Ukrainian ribbon pinned to her shirt.
“I am very completely satisfied, it is not possible for me,” Snigur mentioned.
“I’ve to say due to Simona for this unimaginable match. I wish to thank all of the followers who watched our match in the present day.
“I used to be very, very, very nervous however I attempted to do my greatest.
“In fact, this match is for Ukraine, for my household, for everybody who supported me. I wish to say thanks to you all. Slava Ukraini!”
She’s going to face both Poland’s Magdalena Frech or Canada’s Rebecca Marino within the second spherical.
Elsewhere, American Coco Gauff registered a snug victory over France’s Leolia Jeanjean to say her first profession win at Arthur Ashe Stadium 6-2, 6-3.
Gauff, 18, was runner-up on the French Open earlier this yr and is anticipated to make a deep run at her dwelling match.
In spherical two, she’s going to face the winner of the match between Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Australian Daria Saville.
Within the males’s draw, Alex De Minaur continued his latest good type to comb previous Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3, whereas countryman John Millman was pushed to the restrict however in the end fell to American Emilio Nava 6-7, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, 1-6.
Nava will tackle Andy Murray on the subsequent stage after the Scot eased previous Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo in straight units 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.
World primary Daniil Medvedev additionally made gentle work of USA’s Stefan Kozlov, taking out his first match 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.