Rafael Nadal dealt with a wobbly first set to reach the second round, but Angelique Kerber’s title defence was obliterated by Naomi Osaka• Defending champion Angelique Kerber loses to Naomi Osaka 10.42pm BST Unfortunately today’s live blog must end here. Damn rain, spoiling our tennis fun. Day two was a washout, although at least we had entertainment under the roof on Arthur Ashe. The highlight, for me, was Naomi Osaka increasing Angelique Kerber’s misery. Rafa Nadal also made it safely through and so did Karolina Pliskova. Plenty of matches still have to be sorted out tomorrow, but there’s still the night session to come on day two and Bryan Armen Graham will be around in a few hours with live coverage of Roger Federer against Frances Tiafoe. Cheerio! 10.39pm BST A typically weird Ostapenko score, but the 12th seed is through to the second round. Moved to Arthur Ashe after a long rain delay, she showed how much she likes the big stage by winning three straight games to win the match. She earns two match points. She blooters an ace down the middle. Arruabarrena calls for HawkEye. There is no reprieve. Ostapenko will play Romania’s Sorana Cirstea next. Continue reading…

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