Sasnovich, a 27-year-old from Belarus ranked 100th in the world, saved nine of the 10 break points she faced to emerge with the 6-0, 6-4 first-round victory and advance to a meeting with Raducanu, the British 18-year-old whose run to the US Open title last month electrified the tennis world.
After a tight start to her first-round US Open match Monday night, the reigning champion grabbed eight of the last nine games and put together a 6-4, 6-1 victory over 87th-ranked Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic.
US Open 2021: Ankita Raina bows out of qualifiers despite gritty fightback in third set against American Jamie Loeb
Ranked 193, Raina lost to the American ranked one place below her, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6 in a nearly two-hour opening round contest at the Flushing Meadows.
American CoCo Vandeweghe, a 2017 Australian and US Open semi-finalist who ranked as high as ninth in the world, also received a wildcard,
US Open 2020, Men's Singles Final, Match Highlights: Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev to claim first Grand Slam title
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US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem beats Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to set up final with Alexander Zverev
The German fifth seed beat the 20th seed 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in 3hr 23min inside Arthur Ashe Stadium to set up his first ever Grand Slam final.
Ahead of Monday's start of the US Open, the former world number one said the last time he felt this pain-free going into a tennis major was at Roland Garros in 2017.
Benoit Paire's spot in the draw was filled by 149th-ranked Marcel Granollers, who now plays Majchrzak.
Nishikori, ranked 31, becomes the latest high-profile departure from the tournament, set to begin Monday in a spectator-less quarantine bubble at the US National Tennis Center.
Jelena Ostapenko is the latest woman with a Grand Slam title or high ranking to withdraw from the tournament that begins next week amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Kuznetsova wrote Monday on Instagram that she was pulling out of the US Open and the tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.
US Open: Karolina Pliskova goes against the trend of withdrawals, says she's looking forward to Major
Karolina Pliskova's words are in stark contrast to a series of withdrawals from the tournament held in a country which has been hit the worst by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US Open — usually the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, but the second of 2020 because of the pandemic — is scheduled to run 31 August to 13 September.
Novak Djokovic says playing at US Open will be an impossible task due to 'extreme' COVID-19 protocol
The suspension of the tennis season was last extended until the end of July but Djokovic, a three-time champion in New York, is not sure the tournament will go ahead.
French Open working towards avoiding clash of dates with US Open, says Roland Garros director Guy Forget
French Open director Guy Forget said he was working hand in hand with tennis authorities to make sure the dates of the claycourt Grand Slam tournament and those of the US Open do not clash, adding that Flushing Meadows would make an announcement next month.
US Tennis Association (USTA) announced Monday it has a five-year agreement for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to use Laykold hard courts made by Advanced Polymer Technology.
Australian Open 2020: After encouraging ATP Cup, Daniil Medvedev eager to replicate last season's heroics at Melbourne Park
It was a deflating finish to the year which Medvedev said had left him with nagging thoughts he might never scale such heights again
China Open 2019: After first round win, US Open champion Bianca Andreescu says she has forgotten how to lose
Andreescu's run of victories has brought her the US Open and her home Canadian Open in recent weeks, propelling her into the limelight
Canada's US Open champion Bianca Andreescu honoured with rally in hometown, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in attendance
Bianca became the first Canadian Grand Slam singles champion and was feted for her achievement in her hometown of Mississauga
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who upstaged tennis great Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final to win her maiden Grand Slam title, said she was not done yet during a whirlwind media tour on Monday.