She opened with a straight-sets victory against Daria Gavrilova, a match that took just 65 minutes. "It's never easy, no matter what the scoreline says", Williams said.
"At this stage, I'm just going to try and get through the United States swing and then just re-evaluate where I'm at", he said.
Roger Federer cruised to a 6-4 6-4 win over Peter Gojowczyk in his first appearance since losing in the Wimbledon quarter-finals while rising Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas crashed out of the first round at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday. Watch every match live from 8 courts only on Tennis Channel PLUS.
Federer has enjoyed an incredible renaissance since undergoing knee surgery in February 2016, winning two Australian Open titles and an eighth Wimbledon crown.
World No. 6 and eighth-seeded Czech Kvitova used her precision serve to overpower Williams.
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Djokovic, a 13-time Grand Slam victor, beat American Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. Djokovic is coming off a third round loss at last week's Toronto tournament.
Unseeded Milos Raonic advanced past Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-3 at the combined ATP and WTA event, the last major tune-up prior to the US Open on August 27. I physically felt okay. "It's quick conditions here", Murray said.
Aryna Sabalenka claimed a fourth top 10 scalp in her career, beating number six seed Caroline Garcia 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, while Madison Keys moved into the last eight as she fired nine aces on her way to overcoming fourth seed Angelique Kerber 2-6, 7-6 (7/3) 6-4.
"It's fast-court tennis. I knew my opponent was going to go for it and take big cuts at the ball, so there is only so much you can really do".
Federer last played a match on hardcourt 141 days ago, when he lost in the Miami second round to Thanasi Kokkinakis before skipping the clay season and returning on grass.
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Canadian Denis Shapovalov beat United States tournament debutant Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 7-5 Sam Querrey beat ninth-seeded American compatriot John Isner 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5).
Pablo Carreno Busta scored a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over Richard Gasquet, while Kei Nishikori put out Andrey Rublev, 7-5, 6-3.
A two-time Cincinnati champion, former world number one Murray suffered a 6-1 1-6 6-4 loss.
Double Grand Slam victor Svetlana Kuznetsova continued her 2017 injury comeback, beating Swiss Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5).
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But fans weren't too happy with the Czech legend's performance in training today. "Also, with Bernd Leno ". Petr Cech can continue to start the match, I believe in him.