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Tennis: Belarus women start well at US Open

Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Photo:

Aliaksandra Sasnovich began her US Open campaign with a win over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. World No. 20 Aryna Sabalenka claimed a hard-fought victory over Danielle Collins from the US 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.

Earlier, Belarusian Vera Lapko and Victoria Azarenka advanced into the next round after wins overs Katerina Bondarenko from Ukraine and Victoria Kuzmova from Slovakia.