American hopeful at the US Open CiCiBellis failed to see through expectations in New York as she lost in the first round.

It is her first appearance at the event but many Americans wanted to see her advance to a certain stage at least.

The 18-year old Next Gen star has been making the waves since 2014 when she became the youngest player to win a game at the Open since Anna Kournikova. The Russian former pro tennis star did hers back in 1996, even though many would remember her for her hot figure and modelling.

Bellis started the match well, blowing the third set from 5-3 to lose 3-6, 6-4, 5-7. She was a bit off as she lost the first set. However, with time she showed a glimmer of brilliance she is known for, winning 6-4. The crowd was excited at the charge turnaround and wanted to see more. Her teen fan club were surely behind her aside the teeming home fans.

In the third set, she has the game solid in her hand 5-3 but lost her composure and confidence before crumbling 5-7 to Nao Hibino.

“When I saw the draw and saw I was going to play CiCi, I expected everyone [to support her]. I enjoyed the atmosphere there. I don’t really care about everyone’s support. It was fun to play there,” Hibino said after the game.

Other American hopeful Coco Vandeweghe defeated her compatriot Alison Riske 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The nice of Kiki Vandeweghe is expected to carry the American flag far into the tournament as well as the experienced but aging Venus Williams. Serena would have been a final hopeful, only if she did not just give birth.