Andy Murray and Heather Watson led the British charge at the Western and Southern Open with both securing first-round victories.
Wildcard Murray, who won the tournament in Cincinnati in 2008 and 2011, defeated France’s Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-4 following a slight rain delay.
The 67th-ranked Watson won 72 per cent of her first serve points and saved four break points en route to a 6-2 3-6 6-1 result over Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus in just over two hours.
Britain’s Dan Evans, who missed the Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19, had a slow start but fought back to claim the second set in his match against Diego Schwartzman.
But the 10th seed and two-time US Open quarter-finalist proved too strong, eventually winning 6-2 4-6 6-3 over Evans in a rain-interrupted encounter.