Rafael Nadal maintained his perfect first-round record at the US Open, cruising past John Millman on Tuesday.

The 18-time grand slam champion was untroubled by Australian Millman, easing to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Nadal, a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows, improved to 15-0 in first-round matches in New York.

The Spanish second seed will face another Australian, Thanasi Kokkinakis, in the second round.

After a gruelling start featuring numerous long exchanges, Nadal broke for 3-1 when Millman – trying to be aggressive – sent a forehand long.

Not even a time violation when serving for the set could slow down Nadal, who closed out the opener.

While not at his best, Nadal looked comfortable and he broke in the fifth game of the second set, forcing Millman into an error with a brilliant forehand down the line.

Nadal eased through the second set and made the perfect start to the third, breaking in the opening game after another big forehand.

Millman stunned Roger Federer on his way to the US Open quarter-finals last year, but he was no match for a typically relentless Nadal, who powered through.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN
Rafael Nadal [2] bt John Millman 6-3 6-2 6-2

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Nadal – 21/31
Millman – 17/22

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS
Nadal – 6/3
Millman – 4/0

BREAK POINTS WON
Nadal – 5/15
Millman – 0/3

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Nadal – 58
Millman – 68

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Nadal – 80/56
Millman – 63/36

TOTAL POINTS
Nadal – 93
Millman – 70

Teenage sensation Coco Gauff battled through the opening round at the US Open on her main-draw debut in New York.

Gauff, 15, overcame fellow teenager Anastasia Potapova 3-6 6-2 6-4 at Louis Armstrong Stadium on Tuesday.

The American rose to stardom at Wimbledon earlier this year, making the fourth round at the All England Club.

Gauff's main-draw debut at her home major went to plan, but only after a nervy start against the 18-year-old Russian.

The teenagers each committed 16 unforced errors in the opening set before Gauff steadied, eventually moving through in two hours, one minute.

Gauff will face Hungarian Timea Babos in the second round before a potential meeting with world number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka.

French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem suffered an opening-round defeat at the US Open as Thomas Fabbiano claimed a 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory at Flushing Meadows.

Having overcome Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round at Wimbledon, world number 87 Fabbiano repeated the feat of knocking out a seed at the first hurdle in the final grand slam of the year.

Thiem, who was also beaten in the first round at Wimbledon but bounced back by winning in his home tournament at Kitzbuhel, was never allowed to get into his stride by the Italian, who earned his first top-five win.

Fabbiano struck 12 fewer winners than the world number four, but Thiem's usually reliable backhand proved his undoing, as the 25-year-old made a total of 48 unforced errors.

The defeat means Thiem's grand slam season ends in disappointment following his superb run at Roland Garros, though the clay-court specialist can console himself with three ATP titles in 2019, and an equal career-high ranking.

Fabbiano, meanwhile, will face Alexander Bublik in round two, after the Kazakh's defeat of Santiago Giraldo.

Top seed Naomi Osaka conceded the nerves of defending her US Open title marred her first-round tie against Anna Blinkova.

Osaka became the first defending US Open women's champion to be taken to a third set in a first-round contest on Tuesday, but eventually triumphed 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2.

The world number one starred at the 2018 US Open, dropping just one set on her way to the final, where she comfortably beat Serena Williams – whose meltdown overshadowed the achievement.

However, Osaka's return to Flushing Meadows was not a smooth one, with Blinkova testing the 21-year-old's resolve, and the Japanese star acknowledged she was delighted to have got the match over with.

"I felt nervous. For me it's definitely a new feeling. I never had to come into a grand slam [as champion]," Osaka told a news conference. 

"I went to Indian Wells [as champion] once. So I did feel like that gave me a little bit of practice, but the amount of nerves that I felt today was completely different than in California.

"I'm really glad that's over."

"Oh, I didn't," Osaka replied when asked how she overcame her nerves during the match, which lasted just under two-and-a-half hours.

"It was consistent throughout the entire match, which was very strange for me because normally it would be the first couple of games or the first set. But it never really went away."

Osaka added she must now use her experience against Blinkova to improve her performances for the rest of the competition, with Magda Linette awaiting in the second round.

"I feel like at this point everyone that I play is going to play really well, and I just need to learn how to cope with that and expect that going into the matches.

"I feel like I have been doing a better job of that recently. I think I need to factor in the fact that this is a grand slam, too, and that's also going to raise everyone's level, so I shouldn't be taken by surprise as much as I was."

Naomi Osaka made a shaky start to her US Open title defence as she edged out Anna Blinkova with an unconvincing 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 victory at Flushing Meadows.

Osaka rose to prominence at last year's US Open, dropping just one set throughout the tournament before overcoming Serena Williams in a final overshadowed by the latter's dispute with chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

The world number one, who crashed out in the first round at Wimbledon, made 50 unforced errors on her return to Arthur Ashe Stadium, though, and - bar a five-game winning streak in the first set - struggled to exert any control over Bronx Open quarter-finalist Blinkova.

Osaka became the first defending women's champion to be taken to a third set, but the 21-year-old's mistakes did not come back to haunt her thanks to Blinkova's failure to convert three break points in the third set.

That good fortune handed Osaka the impetus she needed, and the two-time grand slam champion booked a second-round clash with Magda Linette when she converted a second match point to finally break Blinkova's resolve. 

Blinkova raced into a three-game lead - Osaka, wearing a knee brace following an injury which forced her out of the Western & Southern Open - failing to find any rhythm and struggling to land her first serves.

But Osaka hit her stride in game six, going on to win 11 points out of 12 to draw level at 4-4.

After a 14-shot rally went the top seed's way, Blinkova bounced back with a sublime winner, only to lose the game with an overhit backhand, and a venomous cross-court forehand handed the defending champion the set.

Osaka's troubles with her first serve continued, though, and she had to claw back break points in successive service games.

The momentum seemed to turn in Osaka's favour when she fought back from three set-points down before breaking serve, only for Blinkova to rally herself and force the tie-break, which the Russian clinched when her opponent clipped into the net.

Blinkova's exasperation became evident as she failed to capitalise on two break points in the third game of the final set, and the world number 84's frustrations were compounded when she lost her next service game.

Having finally forged ahead, Osaka saved another break point to go 4-1 up, and although Blinkova held serve with a fantastic volley, it was not enough to halt her opponent, who settled an exhilarating, two-hour, 28-minute contest in her favour with a thumping down-the-line forehand.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

Naomi Osaka [1] bt Anna Blinkova 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-2.

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Osaka – 44/50
Blinkova – 15/22

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS
Osaka – 8/1
Blinkova – 1/4

BREAK POINTS WON
Osaka – 5/8
Blinkova – 2/11

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Osaka – 57
Blinkova – 64

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Osaka – 68/52
Blinkova – 58/60

TOTAL POINTS
Osaka – 110
Blinkova – 102

Roger Federer overcame a first-set shock to beat grand slam debutant Sumit Nagal at the US Open and insisted he had always expected a tricky start.

The 20-time major champion was in fleeting danger of a sensational first-round exit at Flushing Meadows when he dropped the opener to unheralded Indian Nagal, before recovering for a 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 triumph.

However, the third seed had anticipated it would be tough to adapt to the hard courts, having entered only one tournament since an epic Wimbledon final defeat to Novak Djokovic.

Federer was beaten by Andrey Rublev in the third round at the Western & Southern Open, his bye through the first stage meaning he played just twice, impacting his New York preparations.

"You can see that way that I haven't played so much," Federer said. "But I feel like I played a lot this year. I don't want to say like I feel my body.

"It's just a switch, again, from the clay and grass over to now the hard courts. I think it just requires different tempo in the shots.

"Also maybe sometimes going up again, sort of spinning the ball at times. I don't think it plays particularly fast, especially it also was slower tonight, it was night session again.

"I'm playing a clay-courter, who is comfortable to just rally, keep the ball in play. He actually does a really good job, especially on the inside-out, how he gets around. That was impressive.

"I knew I could struggle, to be quite honest, especially with the rhythm.

"You will be in trouble if you serve as poorly as I did in the first set. That puts the pressure on because he had the upper hand from the baseline.

"It was up to me to be able to change that. Yeah, I'm happy."

Federer found his form by the end of the fourth set to close out the victory but suggested the match with Nagal was an example of the demanding nature of a five-set contest.

"You feel like you're down and out, then all of a sudden you feel energy again, momentum," Federer said.

"The crowd gets into it. You [Nagal] forgot completely you actually lost the last two sets 6-1 6-2.

"That's why the score system in tennis is genius. You have to get over the finish line. I got that the hard way in Wimbledon [against Djokovic].

"He did a good job to stay with me. I had to close it out. That was a tough last game. Maybe exactly the kind of service game I needed to serve it out."

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer moved through at the US Open, but the stars advanced from contrasting matches on Monday.

Djokovic, the world number one and defending champion, had few problems against Roberto Carballes Baena at Flushing Meadows.

But Federer survived a surprise scare against Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal before getting through in New York.

The superstar pair progressed on what was a good day for the seeds in the men's draw, with only three making exits.

 

DJOKOVIC DELIGHTS

Djokovic did not face a break point on his way to a 6-4 6-1 6-4 victory over Carballes Baena on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The Serbian star mixed 25 winners with 30 unforced errors, breaking four times in a commanding win.

Djokovic will next face Juan Ignacio Londero after the Argentinian got past Sam Querrey 3-6 6-1 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.

FEDERER FIGHTS THROUGH

Federer, a 20-time grand slam champion, was well below his best in a 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 win against world number 190 Nagal.

The Swiss star finished with 57 unforced errors – and 61 winners – as he won through in two hours, 29 minutes.

Federer will hope for an improved display when he faces Damir Dzumhur, who recorded a 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-0 win over Elliot Benchetrit.

ONE STEP AT A TIME FOR MEDVEDEV

Kei Nishikori advanced as Marco Trungelliti retired on Monday, before the Japanese reeled off a list of names he believes are capable of challenging the 'Big Three', potentially starting at Flushing Meadows.

Nishikori named himself, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov, Nick Kyrgios and also Daniil Medvedev. "I think things are starting to change a little bit now," he said.

But fifth seed Medvedev, who defeated Prajnesh Gunneswaran in straight sets, while appreciative of Nishikori's words, is not ready to talk of titles just yet.

"At this moment of my career, I haven't even been in the quarters of a slam yet," he said. "So that's the first step to make.

"If I make this step, then I can talk about bigger goals and bigger achievements."

Stan Wawrinka, the 2016 champion and 23rd seed, battled through, overcoming Jannik Sinner 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-3.

Only three seeds exited, with Fabio Fognini (11), Guido Pella (19) and Taylor Fritz (26) departing.

Williams sisters Serena and Venus barely raised a sweat on day one of the US Open, while Ashleigh Barty dug deep to advance in New York.

Serena and Venus Williams lost three games between them as the American pair cruised through to the second round at Flushing Meadows on Monday.

Former world number one and French Open champion Barty survived a big scare, 2017 US Open runner-up Madison Keys eased into the next round but Angelique Kerber crashed out.

 

SERENA EXTENDS SHARAPOVA DOMINANCE

It was a ruthless performance from 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams, who demolished Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-1.

Serena – who was at the centre of an infamous meltdown during last year's US Open final – made it 19 straight victories over five-time major winner Sharapova.

Fellow American Caty McNally is up next for Serena after easing past Timea Bacsinszky 6-4 6-1.

Two-time champion Venus Williams, meanwhile, routed Zheng Saisai 6-1 6-0 to extend her first-round record at the tournament to 21-0.

"I was happy with today, so I'm not going to ask for more," said Venus, who faces Elina Svitolina after the fifth seed defeated Whitney Osuigwe 6-1 7-5.

As for 10th seed Keys, she kicked off her campaign with a 7-5 6-0 victory over Misaki Doi after 63 minutes.

 

A MUCH-NEEDED AUSTRALIAN WIN

Australian sport was reeling on Sunday when Ben Stokes and the England cricket team produced a stunning fightback in the third Ashes Test.

And it briefly appeared fans Down Under were set for further pain when Aussie star Barty remarkably fell 5-0 behind to Zarina Diyas in the first set played at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the tournament.

But Barty – a former cricketer – rallied 1-6 6-3 6-2 to provide a much-needed boost, having herself taken in Australia's Headingley aberration.

"[England's performance] was pretty good. Credit where credit's due," she said. "Stokesy was incredible.

"I think we missed some opportunities and my whole team were glued to it. I have an English trainer, as well. He's had a fantastic 24 hours of feeding it to us and not letting us forget that result."

 

ADDED NERVES AMONG CZECH MATES

Karolina Pliskova came through two tie-breaks in an all-Czech clash packed with breaks to beat Tereza Martincova – and the third seed cheekily blamed her opponent's nationality for her nervy display.

"It was not perfect, but I'm through, so that's important," she said. "The first rounds they are always a little bit nervous, I would say, for most of the players.

"It doesn't help that you play somebody from your country, because then it adds some extra nerves, which maybe would not be there if she's from China or something."

Unable to respond as Pliskova did, Kerber was a big opening-day casualty, losing 7-5 0-6 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic.

Meanwhile, Johanna Konta, who reached the last four at Roland Garros and the last eight at Wimbledon, was made to work for three sets by Daria Kasatkina, having appeared set for swift and stylish progress after taking the opener before prevailing 6-1 4-6 6-2.

Anastasija Sevastova consigned Eugenie Bouchard to a miserable 12th straight singles defeat, a run stretching back to February.

Serena Williams offered a terse response when asked about the decision to not have Carlos Ramos as part of her matches, claiming she did not know who the umpire was.

Ramos will not umpire Williams during the US Open after the pair infamously clashed during last year's final, which the American lost to Naomi Osaka.

Williams had a meltdown during the decider and was involved in numerous altercations with Ramos, calling the umpire a "liar" and "thief" after he initially gave her a warning for coaching.

After her 6-1 6-1 thrashing of Maria Sharapova in the first round on Monday, Williams was asked about the United States Tennis Association's decision not to have Ramos umpire her matches.

"Yeah, I don't know who that is," Williams responded.

Williams was in impressive form against Sharapova, needing just 59 minutes to claim her 19th straight victory over the Russian.

It was also Williams' 20th win in 22 meetings with Sharapova and the 23-time grand slam winner said the match-up just seemed to suit her.

"I just feel like her game really matches up well against mine. I always said her ball somehow lands in my strike zone," she said.

"I don't know. It's just perfect for me."

Williams entered the year's final major having retired during the Rogers Cup final and pulled out of Cincinnati, but the 37-year-old played down any concerns over her back injury.

"Yeah, back feels good. I thought I could finagle and play in Cincy. Last-minute decision that I definitely couldn't," she said.

"I got some more training in, yeah."

Roger Federer rallied from a set down as the third seed survived a big scare against grand slam debutant Sumit Nagal in the US Open first round.

Federer was far from his free-flowing best but he recovered from a slow start to eventually move past Indian qualifier Nagal 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 at Flushing Meadows on Monday.

The 20-time grand slam champion – who suffered a shock defeat last time out at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati – will next meet Damir Dzumhur in his pursuit of a first US Open title since 2008.

Nagal was not overawed under the bright lights on Arthur Ashe, where Federer looked comfortable in the opening two games but that was until errors started to creep in – the Swiss star recording 19 unforced errors in the first set.

World number 190 Nagal – aggressive from the baseline – benefitted from a couple of errors and a backhand shank to earn a pair of break points. Federer saved the first, but a double fault handed the break straight back to his unheralded opponent.

It did not get any better for Federer, who shanked another backhand as Nagal broke at 15-40 for a 5-4 lead before sensationally serving out the set.

Nagal continued to delight the Arthur Ashe crowd with his forehand winners down the line. But while Federer continued to spray some of his shots either wide or long, he managed to break after a marathon second game.

It was a confidence-boosting game for Federer, who slowly began to find his feet as he moved clear 4-0, much to the relief of his box and supporters.

Federer had six chances to win the set and level the match but he struggled to close it out, though he was not to be denied at the seventh time of asking thanks to a Nagal error.

Nagal was unable to keep up with Federer, who broke twice in a relatively comfortable third set to move ahead in the match for the first time and he never looked back, despite fending off four break points before serving it out.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN 
Roger Federer [3] bt Sumit Nagal 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-4

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS 
Federer – 61/57
Nagal – 17/32

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS 
Federer – 12/7
Nagal – 0/4

BREAK POINTS WON 
Federer – 7/13
Nagal – 3/13

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE 
Federer – 60
Nagal – 64

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE 
Federer – 71/48
Nagal – 59/46

TOTAL POINTS 
Federer – 130
Nagal – 108

Novak Djokovic said he is prioritising grand slam success after starting his US Open title defence with victory over Roberto Carballes Baena.

Defending champion and world number one Djokovic eased past Carballes Baena 6-4 6-1 6-4 at Flushing Meadows on Monday.

Having survived a dramatic Wimbledon final against Roger Federer for his 16th grand slam, Djokovic is eyeing his fourth US Open crown and third major of the year.

Federer holds the record for most men's slams with 20 and Djokovic – while determined to add to his 33 ATP Masters 1000 trophies – is focused on peaking at major tournaments.

"I mentioned in my last news conference that obviously at this stage of my career and my life, it's mostly about grand slams, really," the 32-year-old Serbian told reporters.

"How can I set my shape and form to be at my best to reach the peak of my tennis performance and my abilities on the grand slam. They matter the most in the history of our sport. And certainly motivate me the most.

"Of course I do value every tournament that I play on, especially the big ATP 1000 Masters events, try my best. These are the events where I want to perform my best.

"Taking that into consideration, it's no different approach than it was in the past 10 years. Very motivated, very focused, very determined to do well. I have been in this particular situation many times in my career, and I know, you know, what feels comfortable for me, what I need to do in order to get far in the tournament.

"Obviously, I have lots of respect for anybody that I play against, and today I played against a player that I never faced before. That doesn't happen too often.

"It was a solid performance. I think I can still play better, but it's kind of expected for the first match and then, you know, I'm hoping that I can build from here."

Djokovic will face Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero in the second round of the US Open.

Serena Williams produced an impressive performance to crush Maria Sharapova in the US Open first round on Monday.

The American star made it 19 straight wins over Sharapova with a 6-1 6-1 thrashing at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Williams, back at the US Open after her meltdown during her loss to Naomi Osaka in last year's final, was in incredible form, winning in just 58 minutes in New York.

The 37-year-old – looking to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 grand slams – showcased her usual power, but made few mistakes in what was a dominant display.

After a high-quality and intense start, Williams – showing no signs of the back injury that saw her retire during the Rogers Cup final – landed the first blow, breaking in the fourth game when Sharapova sent a backhand into the net.

Williams looked in superb form and another backhand error from Sharapova saw her race into a 5-1 lead on the way to taking the opening set.

Sharapova had few answers to Williams' power and precision, the latter powering through in style.

Williams, the eighth seed, will face American Caty McNally in the second round.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN
Serena Williams [8] bt Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-1

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Williams – 16/12
Sharapova – 6/20

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS
Williams – 5/2
Sharapova – 1/3

BREAK POINTS WON
Williams – 4/5
Sharapova – 0/5

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Williams – 57
Sharapova – 75

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Williams – 78/60
Sharapova – 52/0

TOTAL POINTS
Williams – 55
Sharapova – 28

Novak Djokovic enjoyed a serene start to his US Open title defence, turning in a classy display to ease away from Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4 6-1 6-4 at Flushing Meadows.

The brilliant world number one almost appeared to be entertaining his opponent's brave efforts early on, saving his first break of the match for the final game of the opener.

But then Djokovic accelerated out of sight and Carballes Baena simply had no answer, adding his name to the list of opponents who cannot get near the Serbian on this form.

Title number four in New York - and a third major triumph of the year - is in Djokovic's sights as he moves through to round two, where he will meet Sam Querrey or Juan Ignacio Londero.

It did not take long for Carballes Baena, playing Djokovic for the first time, to get a taste of what might be to come. The Spaniard had to fend off three break points before holding in a first service game that lasted close to 10 minutes.

But Carballes Baena would not be easily outmanoeuvred and cancelled out another two opportunities in the eighth game, briefly getting the better of Djokovic's outstanding defence.

Indeed, the underdog then took the match to the Serbian but this time merely prompted a cutting response, the set sealed in the top seed's favour after some fine work at the net.

Djokovic moved through the gears and broke immediately in the second, working his opponent into the ground as the early entertainment gave way to an inevitable outcome, with Carballes Baena conceding another tired break.

The world number 76 tried to stick with Djokovic again at the start of the third, only to go long on break point and set up a swift and straightforward finish.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN
Novak Djokovic [1] bt Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4 6-1 6-4

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Djokovic – 25/30
Carballes Baena – 25/27

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS
Djokovic – 4/3
Carballes Baena – 5/5

BREAK POINTS WON
Djokovic – 4/11
Carballes Baena – 0/0

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Djokovic – 60
Carballes Baena - 58

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Djokovic – 84/66
Carballes Baena – 60/55

TOTAL POINTS
Djokovic – 94
Carballes Baena – 70

Ashleigh Barty recovered from a terrible first set to defeat Zarina Diyas 1-6 6-3 6-2 to move into the second round at the US Open.

The first match-up at Arthur Ashe Stadium, French Open champion Barty - the second seed - looked shell-shocked as Diyas preyed on her errors early on at Flushing Meadows.

Barty rallied impressively, however, and maintained her hopes of a second grand slam title following an underwhelming fourth-round exit at Wimbledon.

The Australian - a former cricketer no doubt dismayed by Sunday's Ashes Test result - had allowed Diyas to race into a 5-0 lead before she came up with a superb forehand down the line to get on the board.

But despite preventing a humiliating bagel, Barty gifted away the set as she fired long when a looping return from Diyas had sat up comfortably for her.

Diyas then dug in well early in the second, preventing a swift riposte to keep the set on serve and Barty still on the brink of elimination.

However, the favourite slowly started to turn the screw and her first break point opportunity was converted as she forced Diyas into the net, setting up a comfortable hold to tie the match.

And an eight-minute game early in the third proved decisive as Diyas was worn down and Barty finally capitalised on a fourth break point.

A dominant break to love then allowed Barty to serve out the match and advance to face Lauren Davis or Johanna Larsson in round two.

 

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN
Ashleigh Barty [2] bt Zarina Diyas 1-6 6-3 6-2

WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORS
Barty - 27/36
Diyas - 8/32

ACES/DOUBLE FAULTS
Barty - 8/3
Diyas - 0/2

BREAK POINTS WON
Barty - 3/6
Diyas - 2/3

FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE
Barty - 43
Diyas - 59 

PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVE
Barty - 83/56
Diyas - 59/61

TOTAL POINTS
Barty - 77
Diyas - 67

Canadian star Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open because of a glute injury.

Raonic, 28, will miss his fourth major of the past nine due to the injury, which – according to Tennis Canada – is the same one that saw him retire during the Rogers Cup earlier this month.

The 21st seed was scheduled to take on Nicolas Jarry in the opening round.

Raonic's spot in the draw will be taken by lucky loser Kamil Majchrzak.

The 2016 Wimbledon runner-up holds a 21-10 win-loss record this year, including reaching the Australian Open quarter-finals.

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