Coco Gauff had to battle start in the US Open on Monday evening, losing the first set before raying to beat Magda Linette 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
The No. 21-seed will meet 2017 champion Sloane Stephens in the second round after Stephens had beaten Madison Keys earlier in the day.
Linette looked on course for a major upset after talking out the first set and then leading 2-0 in the second before Gauff regrouped.
“It almost brings me to tears,” Gauff said, “because I missed playing in front of this crowd so much.”