England’s Heather Watson lost in the US Open first round for the fifth year running as she went down to American Lauren Davis in straight sets.
Davis, positioned 23 spots lower at 84 on the planet, won 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-0) in New York.
Watson won the lesser title at Flushing Meadows in 2009, however, has lost every one of the five of her first-round matches since 2011.
The five remaining Britons in the US Open singles start their crusades on Tuesday.
It was a long ways for her last Grand Slam execution when Watson lost to Serena Williams on Wimbledon’s Center Court in a match that snatched national consideration.
After two months, she made a quick exit on the remote – but very much went to – surroundings of Court 17 at Flushing Meadows.
After misfortunes to Maria Sharapova, Li Na and Simona Halep in earlier years, Watson had wanted to offer some kind of reparation for a year ago’s frustrating thrashing by Sorana Cirstea.
At the point when the draw combined her with Davis, the Briton seemed to have a brilliant open door, however, the 5ft 2in American was much the stronger player.
A sketchy challenge saw a consolidated aggregate of 70 unforced lapses, yet critically the all the more brave Davis made 29 victors to 18 through the span of two hours and 10 minutes.
Davis said, “It was an extremely tough match. We both make a lot of balls – I’m surprised it wasn’t longer.”
Watson had an early opportunity to stamp her power on the match at 3-2, 0-40, however, missed with a strike on the first break point before Davis then played out of inconvenience.
From that point on it was the American who looked the most probable, with Watson’s first serve and forehand abandoning her as the match went on.
Davis took control of the first-set tie-break with a breathtaking drop shot volley blend at 4-2 and moved 3-1 reasonable in the second set as the mistakes started to spill out of Watson.
With the temperature drawing nearer 30C and moistness rising, Watson confronted an overwhelming evening if she somehow happened to rescue her trusts, however, she battled back and served for the second set at 5-4.
She dropped serve once more, nonetheless, and Davis hustled as the second progressed set tiebreak without dropping a point to break her own particular duck in the US Open fundamental draw at the fourth endeavor.