Ranked Halep crashes out of US Open first round

Kaia Kanepi

Playing on the rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium, Halep lost 2-6, 4-6 to 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in a match that lasted 76 minutes.

She lost 6-2, 6-4 in just 75 minutes to world No. 44 Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia. It's the second straight year that Halep has lost in the first round of the US Open, and the first time in the professional era that a No. 1 seed has lost in the first round of the tournament.

Nothing in her results this season suggested she was about to derail a confident Halep but the Romanian, who lost to Maria Sharapova at the same stage past year, knew what a potentially tricky draw it was and so it proved.

The only consolation for Halep is that she has amassed enough ranking points to remain world number one after the two-week tournament in NY.

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Women's Tennis Association world No. 1 Simona Halep made history Monday morning, but in a way she'll undoubtedly want to forget.

The French Open champion arrived at Flushing Meadows as one of the hot favourites and declared herself free of pressure after breaking her grand slam duck at Roland Garros.

"Maybe it's the noise in the crowd, the city is busy". "I'm a quiet person, so maybe I like the smaller places".

Her departure means she can't stand in the way of Serena Williams, who could have faced Halep in the fourth round.

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Kanepi advances instead, moving on to play qualifier Jil Teichmann in the second round. Wearing two strips of athletic tape on her left shoulder, the right-handed Kanepi also had far more unforced errors, 28-9, but that high-risk, high-reward style ultimately paid off.

"Staying aggressive", Kanepi said, "all the time". World number one retrieved a double break in the second set to get back to 4-4 but the Romanian got broken again and the Estonian held to serve out the match. I knew that she can play well here. "It was a bit annoying for some time, but I got over it".

But Kanepi ended a 14-stroke exchange with a cross-court forehand volley victor to break right back, then served out the victory.

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