Julia Glushko holds her knee on the court during her...

Julia Glushko holds her knee on the court during her women's singles first-round match against Monica Niculescu at the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Credit: Getty Images/Matthew Stockman

ACE. Qualifier Julia Glushko, the 162nd-ranked player from Israel, took a heavy spill midway through the second set against Romania’s 62nd-ranked Monica Niculescu. Racing to pick up a drop shot at the net, Glushko crashed, headlong, and needed treatment on her right (serving) elbow and a large wrap on her left knee. Down a set at the time, Glushko rallied for a three-set victory.

FAULT. Functioning as the fashion police always is a dangerous thing in tennis, and Italy’s Fabio Fognini probably deserves points for trying to appeal to American fans with his outfit—red and white striped shorts and blue shirt with white stars. But he may want to leave that look to the Harlem Globetrotters. Or Apollo Creed. (Fognini won in four sets.)

FAULT. The youngest players in the Open field are going to have to wait for future breakthroughs. Amanda Anisimova, the 16-year-old wild card from Aventura, Florida, lost to 22-year-old Taylor Townsend of Atlanta in three sets. And the youngest male, 17-year-old Jenson Brooksby of Carmichael, California, the junior national champion also afforded a wild card, lost in straight sets to Australian John Millman.

FAULT. Visual technology is essentially brilliant at the Open, but the new Grandstand, opened two years ago, still has the most difficult scoreboard to read.

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