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Result: Top seed Simona Halep crashes out in first round of US Open

Result: Top seed Halep crashes out in first round
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Number-one seed Simona Halep crashes out of the US Open in the first round courtesy of a straight-sets defeat to Estonian Kaia Kanepi.

Top seed Simona Halep has crashed out of the US Open in the first round courtesy of a straight-sets defeat to Estonian Kaia Kanepi.

The French Open champion and world number one was far from her best at Flushing Meadows and slumped to a 6-2 6-4 defeat in less than 80 minutes to ensure history in the first match at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Halep becomes the first number-one ranked woman to lose in the first round of the US Open, with world number 44 Kanepi picking up one of the biggest wins of her career.

Kanepi won five games in a row to race into a commanding lead in the opening set before serving it out to love with her first set point, and it was a similar story in the second.

The Estonian won the opening three games of the final set and, while Halep recovered from two breaks down to level it up at 4-4, Kanepit then broke for a fifth time in the match to seal the 6-4 triumph.

Kanepi will now face Jil Teichmann in the second round at Flushing Meadows.

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Result
Kudla
Schwartzman
4 5 6 7  4
6 7 3 66 6
Result
Travaglia
Basilashvili
6 3 6 4 3
3 6 3 6 6
Result
Tsitsipas
Troicki
6 2 6 7
3 6 2 5
Result
Hives
Garcia
3 3
6 6
Result
Kontaveit
Sasnovich
3 3
6 6
Result
Pavlyuchenkova
Bertens
3 6 6
6 3 3
Result
Stephens
Babos
6 6
3 1
Result
Vondrousova
Martic
4 5
6 7
Result
Albot
Verdasco
1 62 3
6 7  6
Result
Anderson
Tiafoe
6 4 4 5
4 6 6 7
Result
Berdych
Haase
6 6 6
1 3 3
Result
Cilic
McDonald
7 69 6 6
5 7  4 4
Result
Thompson
Seppi
3 4 4
6 6 6
Result
Barty
Wang
6 6
2 3
Result
Collins
Vickery
6 7
3 5
Result
Sharma
Sakkari
1 4
6 6
Result
Evans
Federer
65 63 3
7  7  6
Result
Fabbiano
Opelka
615 6 6 3 7 
7  2 4 6 65
Result
Monfils
Fritz
3 7  66 65
6 68 7  7 
Result
Bencic
Putintseva
7 4 6
5 6 2
Result
Boulter
Sabalenka
3 4
6 6
Result
Larsson
Wozniacki
1 3
6 6
Result
Tsurenko
Anisimova
0 2
6 6
Result
Vekic
Birrell
4 6 1
6 4 6
Result
Nishioka
Khachanov
3 3 3
6 6 6
Result
Bautista Agut
Millman
6 6 3 66 6
3 1 6 7  4
Result
Kvitova
Begu
6 6
1 3
Result
Dimitrov
Cuevas
6 65 6 7
3 7  3 5
Result
De Minaur
Laaksonen
6 6 67 4 6
4 2 7  6 3
Result
Haddad Maia
Kerber
2 3
6 6
Result
Ebden
Nadal
3 2 2
6 6 6
Result
Sharapova
Peterson
6 6
2 1

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