Venus Williams of the United States acknowledges the crowd after defeating Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia in their first round Women’s Singles match on Day One of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
Second seed, Simona Halep was sent out by Maria Sharapova, while Britain’s Johanna Konta fell in three sets to Aleksandra Krunic of Slovakia.
Muguruza opened proceedings in the Arthur Ashe Stadium and stamped her dominance over Varvara Lepchenko in two straight sets, 6/0; 6/2.
The Wimbledon champion played aggressively, in a manner proclaiming she is on a mission to do well in New York and win her third Grand Slam.
It was a David and Goliath affair in the match between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Aleksandra Krunic, the petite teenager ranked 78th in the world and standing only feet four inches (1.63m).
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