Clijsters, Davenport, Mauresmo roll on first day of U.S. Open
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Clijsters and Davenport are among the favorites this fortnight with the absence of the Williams' sisters. Serena and
Davenport is the only woman in this year's field with a U.S. Open crown to her credit, winning it in 1998. She lost in the final to
The 27-year-old is making her 13th consecutive appearance at the Open and needed just 46 minutes to beat Callens on Monday.
Clijsters, meanwhile, had little problem disposing of the NCAA champion in just over an hour. She ripped off 20 winners to Liu's seven and converted 4- of-6 break points.
The No. 1 ranked Belgian has never won a Grand Slam title, despite her recent elevation to the top ranking in the world. She does have a WTA Tour-high six titles this year, including hardcourt wins at Stanford and Los Angeles.
Mauresmo, appearing in the Open for the fifth time, reached the semifinals last year before falling to
In other action, eighth-seeded American
The 29-year-old Vento-Kabchi is making her 11th appearance at Flushing Meadows and sixth in the main draw. She is in search of her first career WTA Tour singles title.
Other winners on Monday included ninth-seeded
A couple of minor upsets saw 25th seed
The first round continues on Tuesday and features second-seeded