Canadians open with wins at U.S. Open

Frank Dancevic advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday in New York. (Christinne...

Frank Dancevic advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday in New York. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:27 AM ET

Canada's Frank Dancevic got past Robin Haase of the Netherlands during Monday's opening round of the U.S. Open in New York.

The 28-year-old native of Niagara Falls, Ont., needed four sets to top his Dutch opponent 7-6(7-5), 6-3, 7-5, 7-6(7-3) and will meet 19th seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo, who eased past Australia's Marinko Matosevic in four sets.

Meanwhile, play was suspended as Vasek Pospisil battled Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil in their first-round match. The native of Vernon, B.C., was leading two sets to one but was trailing the fourth set 4-0.

Tenth seed Milos Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., meets Italy's Thomas Fabbiano on Tuesday.

On the women's side, Canada's Eugenie Bouchard erased an first set loss to drop Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.

The 19-year-old from Westmount, Que., capitalized on her opponent's sloppy second set and eventually outlasted Pliskova in a back-and-forth third that ended when Bouchard connected on a match-winning break from a deep shot near the edge of her court.

Also, Toronto native Sharon Fichman lost to Romania's Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 5-7, 6-1.


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