Gagliardi knocked out of US Open championship

The Swiss tennis player, Emmanuelle Gagliardi, has been knocked out of the grand slam US Open tournament after she was defeated in straight sets by Jennifer Capriati from the United States.

This content was published on August 28, 2000 - 21:22

The 24-year-old Capriati, who is seeded 15th, beat Emmanuelle Gagliardi 6-4,
6-0 on Louis Armstrong Stadium court. Gagliardi, who is ranked 80th, twisted her right ankle while she was trailing 0-5 in the second set and required an injury timeout.

Capriati was the first player to proceed to the second round of the tournament which is the last grand slam championship of the season.

Capriati, who reached the US Open semi-finals at the age of 15 in 1991, needed just one hour and six minutes of court time to advance. The match was delayed half way through for one hour and 45 minutes due to rain at the National Tennis Centre.

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