NEW YORK (AP) No. 10-seeded Roberta Vinci overcame some shaky serving to win her first-round match in straight sets at the U.S. Open.
The Italian, a quarterfinalist at Flushing Meadows last year, beat Timea Babos 6-4, 6-2 on Tuesday. Babos converted all three of her break points, but Vinci broke the Hungarian's serve six times.
The 107th-ranked Babos fell to 1-6 in Grand Slam matches and 0-4 against top-15 opponents.
Vinci reached a career-high ranking this summer at age 30. She made the round of 16 at the French Open and Wimbledon this year.