Qualifiers Move On and Americans Defend Home Court at the US Open
After making their way through three qualifying matches, Wilson players Jesse Witten, Marsel Ilhan, Josselin Ouanna and Marco Chiudinelli reach career milestones as they advance to the second round of the main draw at the US Open.
Former University of Kentucky tennis player, Jesse Witten used his Wilson [K]Six-One 95 racket to knock off No. 29-seed Andreev in the first round of the U.S. Open for the biggest win of his career.
Using his [K]Blade 98, Marsel Ilhan continues to set records every time he appears on court. Marsel became the first Turkish man to reach a Grand Slam main draw and now is the first Turk to win a major match, beating fellow Wilson player Christophe Rochus.
After defeating Safin in Paris, Josselin Ouanna continues his Grand Slam success as he used his [K]Six-One Tour to defeat fellow Wilson player Rajeev Ram 7-6. 6-4, 3-6, 7-3 and reach the 2nd round of the US Open for the first time.
Qualifier Marco Chiudinelli defeated Starace in straight sets 7-6, 7-6, 6-0 to advance to the second round.
In other 1st round action, Americans Melanie Oudin and Jesse Levine felt comfortable on their home soil as they cruised with straight set wins to reach the 2nd round of the US Open for the 1st time in their careers.
Jesse Levine used his [K]Six-One 95 to defeat fellow Wilson player Teimuraz Gabashvili 7-5, 6-1, 6-2.
Using her [K]Blade Tour, Melanie Oudin wins her 1st US Open match as she defeated Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2.
US Open play resumes at 11am Eastern time.