Elina Svitolina
World number four Elina Svitolina has won five WTA singles titles this year

Fourth seed Elina Svitolina overcame a scare to beat world number 42 Katerina Siniakova in the US Open first round.

The Ukrainian fought back from a disappointing second set to win 6-0 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Svitolina had been in control of the match before rain intervened on Tuesday, and she struggled for rhythm when play restarted on Wednesday.

“Today was a little bit of a mess in my head and it was very tough to keep the focus,” she told Eurosport.

Nicole Gibbs (USA) bat Verónica Cepede (PAR) 6-0, 1-6, 6-1

Jennifer Brady (USA) bat Andrea Petkovic (GER) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Monica Niculescu (ROM) bat Kristina Mladenovic (FRA/no 14) 6-3, 6-2

Kaia Kanepi (EST) bat Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 0-6, 6-4, 6-2

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