Seles eases past Pratt

Nine-time Grand Slam winner Monica Seles easily beat Nicole Pratt 6-1,6-2 in the opening day of the US Open. It took Seles only 24 minutes to win the first set against Pratt, and 34 minutes to win the second and advance to a second-round match against the winner of Bianka Lamade of Germany and qualifier Evgenia Koulikovskaya of Russia.