|Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada hits a return against Alexandra Cadantu of Romania during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 27, 2012. (REUTERS)
Aleksandra Wozniak pounded out 10 aces en route to a straight-set, opening-round win over Alexandra Cadantu of Romania Monday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
Wozniak, a native of Blainville, Que., moved into the second round by downing Cadantu 6-0, 6-3. She will play 15th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Melanie Oudin of the United States, in the second round.
Ranked 48th in the world, Wozniak made it to the quarterfinals of a tournament in Dallas last week.
Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will play Santiago Giraldo of Colombia in his first-round matchup Tuesday while top-seeded Daniel Nestor of Toronto and Max Mirnyi of Belarus will play American duo Steve Johnson and Jack Sock in their first-round doubles match.