down cross

Petra Kvitova sails into last 64 at Flushing Meadows

Wickmayer dumped out of US Open

Petra Kvitova made a positive start to the final Grand Slam of the season
1 of 1

Petra Kvitova was 18-1 to win the US Open after getting her title tilt off to a positive start with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Yanina Wickmayer in New York on Tuesday.

Kvitova, a two-time Wimble­don champion who has never made the final of a hard-court Grand Slam, powered to the first set against the Belgian.

It looked as if Wickmayer might level in set two until Kvitova fought back from a break down to finish with a wet sail.

Indian Wells heroine Naomi Osaka recently apologised to her fans for some below-par hard-court efforts, but the Japanese ace is not far from her best again judging by her 6-3 6-2 win over Laura Siegemund.

Read Racing Post Sport every day for no-nonsense previews and expert sports betting tips

Sign up to emails from Racing Post Sport and get all the latest news and tips

Today's top sports betting stories

Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport

Like us on Facebook RacingPostSport

Kvitova, a two-time Wimble­don champion, has never made the final of a hard-court Grand Slam
E.W. Terms
Sky bet