Defending champion Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka dropped their first-round matches on Day 2 of the 2022 U.S. Open, while women's top seed Iga Swiatek and men's No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal both easily won. Open.

At the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, on Tuesday, France's Alize Cornet defeated Romania's Raducanu in straight sets.

Naturally, I'm unhappy to have lost in the first round, but Alize deserves credit, Raducanu said to the media.

Tennis at the U.S. Open: Swiatek, Nadal triumph; Raducanu, Osaka eliminated on Day 2

In the second round, Cornet will compete against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic. That contest's victor will take on No.

In the third round, either American Danielle Collins or Spanish Cristina Busca are possible candidates.

Collins defeated Osaka in straight sets to move to the second round.

On Day 2 of the 2022 U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal triumphed with ease as defending champion Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka lost their opening-round matches.