As the US open got on the way, Vickery the 25-year-old who was born to Guyanese parents Paula Liverpool and Rawle Vickery, both of whom are from Linden. Showed cased her talent in the first round against fellow American Taylor Townsend.
The Match up saw Vickery getting down to business in the first set, serving her way to a 6-2 within 25 minutes. The second set showed some fight from Townsend as both her and Vickery trade shots not until Vickery got the late break and make a run for the hills to take the second set and the match 6-4.
Vickery rallied around 71 % of the times with 71 points she throughout the match that was wrapped up in just under an hour. Vickery goes up against Poland’s Iga Świątek in round two on Thursday.