Peer passes first test at US Open

By Simon Griver, August 26, 2014

Shahar Peer beat Britain's Johanna Konta (121) in the first round of the US Open.

Peer powered her way past Konta 6-2, 6-3 to reach a grand slam second round for the first time since January 2013 in Australia.

The Israel has slipped to 155 in the rankings but has a real chance to progress further in Flushing Meadow where she is scheduled to meet Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (121) in the second round.

There was disappointment for compatriot Julia Glushko (101) who was swept aside 2-6, 3-6 by qualifier Madison Brengle (123) of the US.

Sharon Fichman was no match for fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.

The Israeli-born Canadian lost 1-6, 0-6. Italy's Camila Giorgi also tumbled out losing 6-1, 5-7, 3-6 to Australia's Anastasia Rodionoka.

Last updated: 2:09pm, August 26 2014