Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ontario and Aleksandra Wozniak of Montreal, Quebec have each moved on to the second round of the 2012 United States Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Wozniak’s victory on Monday was easy. She defeated Alexandra Cadantu of Romania in straight sets 6-0, 6-3.
Wozniak won with ten aces, no double faults, but won a remarkable 54% of points while not serving. She also had zero unforced errors in what could be considered one of the best matches Wozniak has ever played at a grand slam tennis tournament. Wozniak now plays 15th seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic today.
As for Milos Raonic, he won, but it was anything but easy. He defeated Santiago Giraldo of Columbia 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in five grueling sets.
Raonic’s effort was given a C- by former American doubles star Luke Jensen. Raonic won despite 15 double faults and 55 unforced errors. Raonic now plays Pierre-Henri Mathieu of France.