Pliskova and Sakkari debut with solvent victories at the US Open

Pliskova and Sakkari debut with solvent victories at the US Open

Five years ago Karolina Pliskova, since Roland Garros 2016, without losing the first match of a Grand Slam. And today was no exception. The Czech, fourth seed in New York, He started his path at the US Open with good feelings by beating the local player, Catherine McNally (130ยบ), thanks to a solid performance: 6-3 and 6-4 in one hour and 23 minutes of play.

Two totally opposite trajectories were measured on the track: a veteran like Pliskova, runner-up here in 2016, against a young talent of 19 years who still does not know what it is to beat a top-10 in the ranking. There was no surprise, and that is already a success in the case of a women’s circuit in which bombings in the first rounds of the Grand Slam are the order of the day. Karolina cemented her victory from thanks to a serve (despite yielding it three times and committing six double faults) with which she won the 70% of points won with first serve, in addition to connecting two consecutive aces (eight in total) to finish the match on his second match ball. His next rival will come out of the duel between Diyas and Anisimova.

Sakkari also avoids surprises

Maria Sakkari, Another of the tournament’s seeds, she fulfilled her debut in the same way as Pliskova. With almost the same result, she beat the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk in two sets: 6-4 and 6-3 in 90 minutes meeting. The Greek used her aggressive game to stand in the next round, with tremendous serve efficiency (eight aces and 78% first serve points won) and balance between winning points and unforced errors (25 in each facet). Your next rival will be Siniakova, who beat Sevastova 7-6 (6) and 6-3.

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