It continues a disappointing year for 29-year-old Kerber, who has not won a title since her victory in NY 12 months ago.
But perhaps it wasn't so surprising after Kerber played so poorly after her breakthrough 2016, when she also won the Australian Open and lost to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final. "I knew that everything was going the right way, but I was a little bit injured and it's still not 100 percent with my elbow", the sixth seed said.
"But the end of the first set was very important. It's nostalgic every time I come here, so I'm always really happy to play here".
Osaka also converted four break points and won 63.2 percent of Kerber's second serves-again, a sign of her dominance. Last year, Osaka lost to American Madison Keys in the third round.
That next match will be against either a qualifier or Denisa Allertova, who is ranked more than 40 places below her at 90.
"The site", Osaka said, "feels really familiar to me".
Kerber, who despite her poor form held the number one spot until Wimbledon, will now fall outside the top 10.
Moments later, her eyes darting around the room, she added, "This year is a completely different year". It was later announced all matches outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium were canceled for the day.
She almost upended Keys in the U.S. Open's third round past year, leading 5-1 in the third set before losing in a tiebreaker, a collapse on her mind in the latter stages Tuesday.
In total, only nine singles matches were due to be completed out of a scheduled 64.
Nadal, this year's French Open champion, is 12-0 in first round meetings in New York; Federer is 16-0.
Heis bidding for a record sixth crown in NY.
And arguably, it all started here for the 25-year-old in a final finish that took in wins over both Williams sisters.
Two-time Grand Slam champion Kerber struggled badly with her second serve, winning only 37% of points behind it.
Pliskova, who is seeded No. 1, easily advanced by beating Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko got past Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in a match that started on Court 17 then was moved indoors at Ashe, and No. 23 Barbora Strycova defeated Misaki Doi 6-1, 6-3.
Also in action are 2004 champion Kuznetsova, who meets Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic, and French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko, up against Lara Arruabarrena of Spain.
As for Beyonce, who is from Houston originally, she posted a message to Instagram , writing: "Texas, you are in my prayers". As we all know, Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana.
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One of those projects is trademarked as " Starfield " and is expected to be the first of the two to be developed and released. A rather innocuous retail listing points to something set in Westeros from the noted open-world role-playing developer.
The acquisition follows the launch of CBS All Access , the company's digital subscription VOD service in the Australian market. CBS Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and has a current market capitalisation of ~US$28 billion.
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This year's Call of Duty will include a dedicated multiplayer social space for the first time, known as Headquarters . Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war .