Top seed Pliskova through at US Open

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Pliskova became world number one for the first time after last month’s Wimbledon
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Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept
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Top seed Karolina Pliskova started her bid for a first Grand Slam title with a comfortable win against Poland’s Magda Linette in the US Open first round.

The Czech world number one, 25, was not at her fluent best, making 19 unforced errors in a 6-2 6-1 victory.

But ultimately Pliskova – last year’s beaten finalist – had too much power for her 72nd-ranked opponent.

“I felt a little bit nervous coming out here, especially after last year. But I think I played pretty solid,” she said.

More to follow.

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