Pliskova reaches second round

Karolina Pliskova.
Karolina Pliskova.

Top seed Karolina Pliskova has reached the second round of the US Open with a clinical win over Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina.

Competing as the top seed at a Grand Slam for the second time in her career, Pliskova on Monday shook off some early rust in a tricky first set before registering a confident 6-4, 6-0 victory over Kalinina in a match that lasted a little over an hour.

“I think this match, especially the first set was in couple of periods,” Pliskova said after the match as per the WTA website. “I think I started not really great with the first game, but then I was able to play quite aggressively, and I was making a lot of points.”