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Simona Halep’s hopes dashed in first round by Daria Snigur

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Two major upsets from the opening day on Monday, the first day of play at the 2022 US Open. Seventh seed Simona Halep and 10th seed Daria Kasatkina crashed out at the hands of Daria Snigur and Harriet Dart, respectively. Snigur, a qualifier from Ukraine stunned Halep 6-2, 0-6, 6-4 in 100 minutes.

It came down to the barest of margins between the two as Snigur had 11 winners to Halep’s 13 and only three fewer unforced errors than the Romanian’s 30. The former world no. 1 who won the title in Toronto still continues to struggle at Flushing Meadows.

In the last six years, Halep’s lost in the first round on two previous occasions – in 2017 and 2018. Last year, she’d reached the fourth round. Meanwhile, Snigur will play Rebecca Marino next. The Canadian got past Magdalena Frech, 6-2, 6-3 in the first round.

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