Supported by U. Image The U. Stephens, the 11th seed, oscillated between aggressive and counterpunching play, but could not find a consistent rhythm to deter the year-old Kalinskaya, whose steady, powerful attacking from the baseline held up under pressure. She did a good job just staying there, keeping fighting. She never really let me in.
As the players on the WTA tour prepare for the US Open , the battle to see who can find good form and resist succumbing to fatigue takes center stage in the Bronx.
We also have predictions for four more Day 2 matches. The last time she regularly challenged for titles on the WTA tour was during her best-ever season.
Her opponent Anna Blinkova is a mostly untested Russian competitor. The two have never played before.
Vandeweghe has the dual advantages of being both taller and more experienced than Blinkova. Her return has not been an immediate success, but her former status as a top player and the hometown crowd should see her through this match.
Vandeweghe in 2. Zhu fought her way through qualifying, notably defeating Viktorija Golubic in three competitive sets to earn herself a spot in the main draw.
Putintseva will be fresher since zhu has played three matches in the last three days, but she will have to contend with a confident competitor who has made multiple first rounds in Putintseva remains the favorite the only question os how hard Zhu can push her.
If her performance in qualifying is any indication, a strongly contested match seems likely. Putinseva in 3. Muchova, for her part, reached the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the first time at Wimbledon.
Kuzmova will likely be a little too consistent for Muchova but the women are ranked together for a reason: they are at similar stages in their respective careers.
Both are likely to continue rising. Kuzmova in 2. Outside of a semifinal showing at the Morocco Open in May, she has failed to have strong results.
A former French Open quarterfinalist, she has displayed flashes of the inspired tennis of which she is capable, but rarely for long enough to secure match wins. She notably defeated multiple grand slam winner Angelique Kerber at the French Open for her first ever Grand Slam victory.
Potapova is in a stronger position to make an impact at the New York Open and Van Uytvanck is unlikely to have the game to stop her.
Potapova in 3.