May 31, 2018, Paris, France: Coco Vandeweghe (USA) in action during her match against Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) on day five of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports


Vandeweghe Eliminated In US Open First-Round Upset

American Reached The 2017 Semifinal

August 28, 2018 - 4:57 pm

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe double-faulted 12 times and is gone in the first round of the U.S. Open a year after making it all the way to the semifinals.

The 24th-seeded American lost to Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Vandeweghe made a total of 35 unforced errors, 16 more than Flipkens.

At the 2017 U.S. Open, Vandweghe was one of four Americans in the semifinals.


Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki easily reached the U.S. Open's second round by beating 2011 titlist Sam Stosur 6-3, 6-2.

The No. 2 Wozniacki is the highest-seeded woman left in the field after No. 1 Simona Halep lost her opening match.

Wozniacki was the runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2009 and 2014.

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