Top-ranked Simona Halep upset in first round of US Open by Kaia Kanepi

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No. 1-ranked Simona Halep was knocked out of the US Open in the first round Monday, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Kaia Kanepi.

Kanepi, ranked No. 44 in the world, stormed to win the first set in 28 minutes, then carried a break win in the second set to victory.

Halep becomes the sixth No. 1-seeded woman to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam in the Open era. Angelique Kerber lost as a No. 1 seed in the first round of the 2017 French Open.

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