Kristyna Pliskova is the first player to advance at this year’s US Open

Day 1 of the US Open is underway and in case you think I have made a spelling mistake, read on………………

Unseeded Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic, the twin sister of World No. 1, Karolina Pliskova, is the first player to win her match at this year’s tournament.

She needed just 57 minutes to defeat another unseeded player, Misa Eguchi of Japan 6-2 6-2 on Court 5.

Shortly after her victory, the 18th seed, Carolina Garcia of France needed the same amount of time on Court 7 to defeat the unseeded Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic 6-0 6-1.