After the first round of the Cincinnati Masters 1000 was completed, there were disappointments in all the frames: from the Chilean Garin, the Colombian Cabal-Farah, to Venus Williams.
Cristian Garin (18th in the world and 13th seed) fell to Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in three sets, in the third 6-0. The Chilean is one of the players with the best 2020, where he had won two titles before the stoppage of the circuit.
Andrey Rublev (14th in the world) and Alex de Miñaur (26th) fell to lower-ranked rivals (Evans, 28th; Stuff, 34th) although a real disappointment was Benoit Paire’s match: they fell 6-0 and 6 -1 against Borna Coric.
Sofia Kenin, champion of the last Australian Open and one of the four Top 10 that plays in the United States, fell in the second round to Alize Cornet (60th in the world). Same luck for Karolina Pliskova, first seeded, who lost in straight sets to Russian Veronika Kudermetova (41st). Sloane Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion, does not have a good return to the courts and lost in the first round to France’s Garcia. In addition, the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska (25th in the world) ended quickly with the dream of Venus Williams.
The Colombian couple Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal, No. 1 in the world, lost surprisingly to the British Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.