Melnikova defeated Astra Sharma
in the US Open qualifying round with a score of 4-6, 7-6, 6-1 on Tuesday.
Melnikova showcased a lot of composure as she came back from a set down to secure her place in the next round. The 34-year-old won 59 percent service points in the match. In comparison, her opponent won 54 percent of points while serving.