Number 10 seed Anna Chakvetadze, number 22 seed Maria Kirilenko, and number 24 seed Shahar Peer were all defeated today in the first round of the U.S. Open.
Chakvetadze fell to countrywoman Ekaterina Makarova. Shahar Peer, an inconsistent player if ever there were one, was defeated by Olympic bronze medal finalist Li Na, and Kirilenko--up a break in the third set--was taken out by Tamira Paszek.
Makarova def. Chakvetadze, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Li def. Peer, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
Paszek def. Kirilenko, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4