Ons Jabeur battled physical struggles to reach round 2 of the US Open, as Britain’s Katie Boulter also went through after a highly impressive win.
Jabeur is one of the favourites to win in New York and with three out of six break points taken in the first set at the Louis Armstrong Stadium, her Colombian opponent was unable to resist the Tunisian.
In the second set Osorio was much steelier and she rallied hard to force a tie-break to attempt to level the scores.
However Jabeur’s experience told as she made fewer errors to grind out a 7-5 7-6 win.
The 29-year-old world No. 5 has been in exceptional form this year, but having finished as a runner-up here last year, and in both of the last two Wimbledon tournaments, she will hope to go one better.
There will, though, be concerns about her ability to keep up her challenge after looking drained in what was just her third completed match in the last six weeks, with Monday’s slog lasting 122 minutes.
“Yeah, it wasn’t an easy match,” Jabeur said after he win. “She plays unbelievable. I’m not playing my best today. I know at some point I didn’t have the best attitude on the court.”
Often doubled over in pain, Jabeur apologised to her opponent for bringing the doctor on court.
She continued: “She asked me if I’m feeling OK, and I said, `Not really.’ She said I was such a warrior. I apologised for bringing the doctor on the court.
“But she took it really well and congratulated me on the win.
“I’m glad that I got the win. Especially that I showed how I could push on the court.”
Jabeur will next play Linda Noskova on Thursday.
Britain’s Boulter joined Jabeur in the next round after a 6-4 6-4 victory over France’s Parry.
Boulter, the 2023 Nottingham Open champion,.was in ruthless mood as she took four of the five breakpoints she earned, with Parry unable to take a single one as she was bagelled in the second set.
Reaching the second round is the furthest she has ever managed in New York, but she will be looking to go further than her third-round finishes at Wimbledon for the past two years.
Speaking after the match, she hoped to achieve something on hard courts after enjoying grass success this year.
“I feel like I have grown a lot with this as well. Clearly it’s our favorite surface, but, you know, I feel like I have had a lot of wins off the grass as well in the past,” Boulter said.
“I just want to consolidate my ranking and really show that week in, week out I can play these girls and get a lot of wins against them. I think that’s what’s really going to build my confidence.
“I didn’t get the chance to do it before when I was inside 100, and I feel like I finally got my feet settled and now is my time to really push on.”
Jessica Pegula is through to the next round after downing Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The American sent down eight aces and gave up just a single break point, which was not converted, in a routine victory.
Another home hope, Madison Keys, is through after she defeated Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands 6-2 6-4. She will face Yanina Wickmayer in the next round.
Wang Yafan pulled off an upset as she defeated No. 7 seed Caroline Garcia. Garcia joined Parry as a French casualty as the Chinese won 6-4 6-1 with the experienced Garcia fading in the second set.
Wang will face Boulter in the second round.
Elina Svitolina defeated Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam to progress into the next round as the Ukrainian secured a 6-3 6-1 victory. The 28-year-old has impressed at the French Open and at Wimbledon this season, reaching both semi-final stages.
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