Same as on Monday, second day of action in Flushing Meadows has delivered the elimination of 4 seeded players on women's side with the completion of all the matches of opening round. All the biggest contenders are still in contention after moving past second round in a comfortable way, though.
Wang defeats Garcia
The match-up between Caroline Garcia and a qualifier Yafan Wang was considered as one of potential upset alerts, after revealing the complete shape of main draw. The winner of last year's WTA finals struggles with her form almost throughout whole the season, while the Chinese is on a winning roll, as she approached to the match against Garcia with 10 victories in a row. Wang won the WTA 125 challenger in Stanford as a qualifier and extended her series while storming through a qualifying field in New York. The odds reflected, that the ranking difference does not say much in this pairing, as Garcia was just a slight favorite with an odd 1.66. The Chinese started this match with much better confidence than her titled opponent, and controlled it since gaining a break advantage in 5th game till the end. The French has commited 34 unforced errors during just 70 minutes of play, which could not take her any close to take up the serious challenge against Wang, who was super solid in both sets. The Chinese won by 6-4 6-1 and advanced into second round, assuring herself to come back into top 100 of WTA rankings. The 29 years-old was even ranked 47th once upon a time. Katie Boulter is her next opponent, as the top ranked Brit scored a convincing win against Diane Parry with a score 6-4 6-0.
While the elimination of last year's semifinalist was not such a big sensation regarding circumstances, there were some other matches which ended up with sensational outcomes related to odds. Patricia Maria Tig entered the main draw on the protected rank bases. The Romanian has not score any single win on the WTA level this year and was a clear underdog in the match against Rebecca Marino. Despite being rated with an odd 6.38, Tig managed to defeat the Canadian in two tiebreaks and performed the biggest upset of first round on paper.
Barbora Krejcikova arrived in New York after disappointing performance during hard courts swing. The 2021 Roland Garros champion did not manage to win any single match during the tournaments in Cincinnati and Cleveland. Apart from this, the 12th seed was a confident favorite ahead of the match against Lucia Bronzetti, with an odd 1.20. The Italian managed to eliminate the favorite in straight sets, being a dominant force throughout whole the match. Bronzetti was even leading by 6-4 4-0 at one point, but despite struggling to close the match, she prevailed in second set's tiebreak to perform a notable upset.
Donna Vekic and Anastasia Potapova are another two seeds, who fell out of the tournament on Tuesday. The Russian lost to Clara Tauson in three-sets battle. The lose of Vekic is quite surprising, considering the turn of events during her match against Sachia Vickery. The Croatian won the opening set by 6-2 and had 5 breakpoint chances in the middle of second set to sit in a driver's position to close the match in straight sets. Vekic was still close to win a match, being just two games away from that during the score 5-5. Despite this, the American turned the fates over and forced a decider, when she surprisingly overplayed the favorized opponent and moved into second round with a score 2-6 7-5 6-2. Vickery will play against other qualifier Greet Minnen in next round. The Belgian has eliminated the legendary Venus Williams with a crushing score 6-1 6-1 in the evening's session match.
Trevisan wins the craziest match of first round
Barely anyone could expect, what happens next in the match between Martina Trevisan and Yulia Putintseva after the opening set. The Kazakh performed a storming start, serving the bagel after just 25 minutes of play. The match is over until it's over, but the further turn of events was really unexpected one, as the Italian bounced back to win the whole thing by 0-6 7-6(0) 7-6(8) after winning two thrilling sets, which took almost 3 hours. Both the players were trading breaks and momentum switches in two long sets, which could end up in various ways, but Trevisan has somehow prevailed to score the epic win despite being almost responseless in the opening one. Whole the match took 3:19 hours, which was the longest battle out of all played on women's side in first round.
Jabeur comes out of trouble
Ons Jabeur had a tough time on court during her Tuesday's match against Camila Osorio. The Tunisian was suffering with some illness issues, and had even called the medical time-out during the match, due to breathing problems. Despite not being 100% fit this day, the last year's runner-up prevailed to move past into second round in straight sets, winning by 7-5 7-6(4). The other top contenders scored confident wins at this day. Aryna Sabalenka started her quest to compete for the world's number one spot from 6-3 6-2 win over Maryna Zanevska. The recent Grand Slam champion Marketa Vondrousova had no issues to overcome Na Lae Han, winning by 6-3 6-0.