Novak is seeking the 18th Major crown in NY in the absence of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, hoping for another strong run at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Complex after winning the Cincinnati title there last Saturday.
Tennis fans around the globe couldn't be more excited that the U.S. Open is finally here.
That was probably a reference to the way Djokovic dealt with neck and stomach issues during his run to the Western & Southern Open title last week on the same hard courts being used for the US Open.
Osaka immediately turned heads when she entered the court, wearing a black mask with the name "Breonna Taylor".
Osaka was unable to take any of her three breakpoints for a 6-5 lead before the momentum swung back to Doi, who broke on her second set point through Osaka's 20th unforced error.
Misaki Doi fades back for a ball during her Women's Singles first round match against Naomi Osaka on Day One of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Naomi Osaka made a statement as she walked onto the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night. Federer played his 1 US Open in 1999, whereas Nadal played his 1 US Open in 2003.
Asked to name a moment that sticks in her memory, Clijsters pointed to that first meeting against Williams, who won 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the third round and would go on to claim the first of her 23 Grand Slam trophies. A year ago, Gauff made it to the third round at Flushing Meadows before losing to 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in a match that ended in tears for the teen and a hug from the victor.
Gauff double faulted 13 times and saw her serve broken seven times against Sevastova. Ninth-seeded Diego Schwartzman was the lone top seed to fall on the men's side, losing to Britain's Cameron Norrie in five sets.
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But top seed Karolina Pliskova and sixth seed Petra Kvitova advanced.
Germany's 17th seed Angelique Kerber, the 2016 US Open champion, booked her second-round berth with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic.
The 2019 French Open runner-up, who is seeded 12th in NY, beat Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-4. Both of them have withdrawn from the Grand Slam starting on Monday due to Corona infection.
The Serbian superstar will bid to take another step towards an 18th Grand Slam inside an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium title at the behind-closed-doors tournament in NY.
The tournament eventually suspended play for the day completely.
The professional tennis tours were on hiatus from March until August because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
World number 51 Gauff reached the third round at her home Grand Slam in 2019, soon after making Wimbledon's last 16.
The Serb let out a primordial scream after breaking the Yorkshireman for a fifth time in the first game of the fourth set and maintained the intensity - and the shouting - to close out the win.