Western & Southern Open—Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.

Tuesday’s action at the Western & Southern Open featured tournament favourite Taylor Fritz advancing to the second round of the event. The top ranked American defeated Jiri Lehecka 7-6(14), 6-2 and will next face Lorenzo Sonego or Alexander Shevchenko for a place in round three.

Elsewhere, Toronto semifinalist Tommy Paul dismissed Miomir Kecmanovic in straight sets, defending champion Borna Coric dispatched Sebastian Korda in one hour and 36 minutes, and three-time Major winner Stan Wawrinka outlasted Brandon Nakashima in three sets.

Still to come on Tuesday, world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz will play his first match of the event under the lights and Felix Auger-Aliassme will take on Adrian Mannarino.

On the women’s side, Daria Kasatkina and Jelena Ostapenko were both victorious, while former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki was defeated by Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 6-4.

Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur needed all of her court-craft to edge past Anhelina Kalinina 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(2).

Matches that are still on deck for Tuesday will highlight: Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys.

Wednesday’s schedule of play will feature continue second round action for the men and women.

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First-round results:

(9) Taylor Fritz Defeats Jiri Lehecka 76(14) 62
Gael Monfils Defeats (13) Cameron Norrie 36 64 63
(14) Tommy Paul Defeats Miomir Kecmanovic 75 76(2)
(15) Borna Coric Defeats Sebastian Korda 76(5) 64
(16) Alexander Zverev Defeats Grigor Dimitrov 62 62
Stan Wawrinka Defeats Brandon Nakashima 63 67(5) 63
Ugo Humbert Defeats Arthur Fils 64 36 62
Lorenzo Sonego Defeats Alexander Shevchenko 63 36 63
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina Defeats Tomas Martin Etcheverry 63 63
Ugo Humbert Defeats Arthur Fils 64 36 62
Alexei Popyrin Defeats Daniel Altmaier 675 64 64


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