Canadian Eugenie Bouchard breezed past higher-ranked American Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Connecticut Open on Monday.
Bouchard, a wild-card entry, next faces top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in the final hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open, which begins next Monday.
Bouchard, who reached a career-best No. 5 in the rankings in 2014, has struggled recently, slipping to 74th.
In other matches, Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium beat Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-2, 6-3, and Romania’s Ana Bogdan got past Russia’s Elena Vesnina, 7-5, 7-5.