Australian Ashleigh Barty, the winner of the Cincinnati tournament, began her way to the US Open trophy with a match against Russia’s Vera Zvonareva. It took Barty, the top-ranked player in the BTA world rankings, an hour and a half to defeat her opponent, who has now fallen out of the top 100.
The top seed does the job ✅
Ashleigh Barty defeats Vera Zvonareva 6-1 7-6 in US Open debut pic.twitter.com/AMKakLNHLd
— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) August 31, 2021
Ashleigh Barty commented on her first-round match victory against Russia’s Vera Zvonareva at the U.S. Open.
“Obviously, it was a tough match against Vera. She’s an experienced player. She knows how to get herself into the game. I think overall my adjustment to the tournament was a little slower than I probably would have liked, but we got through it. Me and the team have another chance to improve on that in the next round,” Tennis Up To Date quoted Barty as saying.
|Ashleigh Barty||Vera Zvonareva|
|1st Serve Percentage||55%||77%|
|1st Serve Points Won||81%||59%|
|Break Points Saved||3/5||1/5|
|Break Points Converted||4/5||2/5|
Video: Ashleigh Barty vs Vera Zvonareva Highlights | 2021 US Open Round 1
In the next round, Barty will face young Dane Clara Tauson, who recently won her second career title at a tournament in Chicago. The two athletes have not yet met. Obviously, the clear favorite will be Barty, let’s see if Clara can surprise the two-time Grand Slam trophy winner.