Venus and Peers beaten in Cincy Opener
New Zealand's top doubles player Michael Venus and his Australian partner John Peers have lost a tight first round match at the Western and Southern Open in New York.
Venus the world number 11 ranked doubles player and Peers have been beaten 6-4 7-6 (3) in 1 hour 24 by Britain's Dan Evans and Belgium's David Goffin.
Venus and Peers converted 3 of their 11 break point chances while their opponents converted 4 from 9. Venus and Peers will stay in their New York bubble to prepare for the US Open starting next week at the same Flushing Meadows venue.