By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday August 28, 2023
Jennifer Brady returned to the Grand Slam stage with an opening-round victory over Australia’s Kimberly Birrell.
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Jennifer Brady is back in a New York groove.
After more than two years away from the Grand Slam stage, the former World No.13 notched an emotional win in front of a packed crowd on Court No.5, defeating Australia’s Kimberly Birrell, 6-3, 7-6(4).
Brady, who has played three events since returning from a two-year injury hiatus due to injuries to her left foot and left knee, relished the atmosphere on Monday in New York as she notched her 24th victory at a major, and her ninth at Flushing Meadows.
“Playing out on Court 5 was an unbelievable atmosphere,” Brady told reporters after the match. “I think, you know, some people maybe say it’s not a good court or they’re not good enough for…