US Open: Vesnina upsets Peng

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2012, 14:02 PM IST

New York: Elena Vesnina of Russia stunned 32nd seed Peng Shuai to reach the second round of the US Open tennis with a straight-sets win here.

Vesnina, world No.93, broke down strong resistance from China`s Peng in the first set to win 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 Tuesday.

In the second round, Vesnina faces compatriot Ekaterina Makarova, ranked 42nd, who swept past Eleni Daniilidou of Greece 6-1, 6-4.

Elsewhere, 24th seed Klara Zakopalova of Czech Republic was upset 4-6, 4-6 by compatriot Andrea Hlavackova.

Hlavackova will play Kazakhstan`s Galina Voskoboeva in the second round.

IANS