Simon Halep lost to Kaia Kanepi with 2 – 6, 4 – 6 in the first round of the US Open. Kanepi’s aggressive play throughout the game definitely caught her opponent unprepared. This is Halep’s second defeat at the first round of the US Open, with the first one being last year. Kanepi’s statistics for the game were 26 winners and 28 unforced mistakes, whereas Simon had only 9 winners with 9 unforced mistakes.
Kanepi’s next game is against Jil Teichmann. Jil Teichmann faced and defeated Dalila Jakupovic during the first round with 6 – 3, 6 – 0.
Another surprising defeat in the first round happened during the Men’s Singles. Grigor Dimitrov lost to Stan Wawrinka once again! It looks like the Bulgarian is also being thrown off his game.