On the hard-courts of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadows, New York), the matches of the highly anticipated US Open 2021 are being played, the last Grand Slam of the season, during which there will be the absences of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
In the first round of the women’s singles, WTA world no.1 Ashleigh Barty topped in straight sets the Russian Vera Zvonareva, with the final score of 6-1 7-6 (7). The Australian, after a great forst set (played perfectly from the baseline and with the serve-forehand combo), had some minor problems in the second set, won at the tie break.
In the other matches, wins came for Kei Nishikori, Matteo Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, Denis Shapovalov, Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic, Iga Swiatek, Petra Kvitova and Bianca Andreescu.
Below the highlights of the Barty vs Zvonareva’s match.