US Open

Anderson clears first hurdle at US Open

2017-08-28 22:20
Kevin Anderson (AP)

Cape Town - Kevin Anderson has easily won his first round match at the US Open, beating JC Aragone of the United States in straight sets.

The South African, ranked 32 in the world and seeded 28th for the tournament, easily overcame the American, winning 6-3, 6-3 and 6-1 in an hour and 46 minutes.

The 31-year old now has a 14-7 record at the event. His best ever result at Flushing Meadows came in 2015 when he reached the quarter-finals.

Results from day 1 of the US Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):

Men

First round

Sam Querrey (USA x17) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Dudi Sela (ISR) bt Christopher Eubanks (USA) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

Radu Albot (MDA) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) bt Karen Khachanov (RUS x25) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

Mischa Zverev (GER x23) bt Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Lukas Lacko (SVK) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Hyeon Chung (KOR) bt Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 3-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4, 6-3

John Isner (USA x10) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Jordan Thompson (AUS) bt Jack Sock (USA x13) 6-2, 7-6 (14/12), 1-6, 5-7, 6-4

Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) bt John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4)

Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) bt Joao Sousa (POR) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2

Gilles Muller (LUX x19) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Kevin Anderson (RSA x28) bt JC Aragone (USA) 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) 6-4, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 7-5

Borna Coric (CRO) bt Jiri Vesely (CZE) 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/2), 6-2

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x8) bt Marius Copil (ROM) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4

Denis Shapovalov (CAN) bt Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7-5, 6-1, 6-2

Steve Johnson (USA) bt Nicolas Almagro (ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5)

Kyle Edmund (GBR) bt Robin Haase (NED x32) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3

Albert Ramos (ESP x20) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 7-5

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) bt Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/3)

Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 7-6 (9/7), 6-1 -- retired

Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x12) bt Evan King (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/5)

Lucas Pouille (FRA x16) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) bt Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT) 7-6 (7/3), 5-1 -- retired

Jared Donaldson (USA) bt Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6)

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) bt David Ferrer (ESP x21) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1

Diego Schwartzman (ARG x29) bt Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-2, 6-1, 6-3

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) bt Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-7 (5/7), 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3

Florian Mayer (GER) bt Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 7-5, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Marin Cilic (CRO x5) bt Tennys Sandgren (USA) 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Alexander Zverev (GER x4) bt Darian King (BAR) 7-6 (11/9), 7-5, 6-4

Women

First round

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x5) bt Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROM) 6-1, 7-5

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-2, 6-1

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) bt Ipek Soylu (TUR) 6-4, 6-2

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO x29) bt Monica Puig (PUR) 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4)

Maria Sakkari (GRE) bt Kiki Bertens (NED x24) 6-3, 6-4

Arina Rodionova (AUS) bt Richel Hogenkamp (NED) 7-5, 7-5

Ocane Dodin (FRA) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (8/6)

Venus Williams (USA x9) bt Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Petra Kvitova (CZE x13) bt Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 7-5, 7-5

Alize Cornet (FRA) bt Heather Watson (GBR) 6-4, 6-4

Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) bt Anna Zaja (GER) 6-2, 6-3

Caroline Garcia (FRA x18) bt Tereza Martincova (CZE) 6-0, 6-1

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK x31) bt Camila Giorgi (ITA) 6-3, 6-4

Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) bt Misa Eguchi (JPN) 6-2, 6-2

Duan Ying-Ying (CHN) bt Claire Liu (USA) 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (7/3)

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x3) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-0, 6-3

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) bt Johanna Konta (GBR x7) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 7-5, 6-4

Zheng Saisai (CHN) bt Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Julia Goerges (GER x30) bt Annika Beck (GER) 6-1, 6-0

Ashleigh Barty (AUS) bt Ana Konjuh (CRO x21) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) bt Julia Boserup (USA) 6-2, 6-2

Sloane Stephens (USA) bt Roberta Vinci (ITA) 7-5, 6-1

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x11) bt Jana Cepelova (SVK) 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x16) bt Carina Witthoeft (GER) 7-5, 6-1

Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) bt Irina Begu (ROM) 6-2, 7-6 (9/7)

Donna Vekic (CRO) bt Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 6-2, 6-1

Peng Shuai (CHN x22) bt Amandine Hesse (FRA) 6-4, 6-1

Sofia Kenin (USA) bt Lauren Davis (USA x32) 7-5, 7-5

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