Result: Sara Errani through to round two

Sara Errani
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Italy's Sara Errani defeats Garbine Muguruza Blanco to move into the second round of the US Open in New York.

Sara Errani booked her place in round two of the US Open courtesy of a three-set win over Garbine Muguruza Blanco at Flushing Meadows this evening.

The 25-year-old made an early breakthrough on her Spanish opponent's serve to go a break up in the set.

She then proceeded to hold her remaining service games to eventually take the opening set 6-3.

Blanco responded positively against the current world number 10 in the second set though. Both players had chances to claim a break of serve, but neither was able to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them.

As a result, the set headed into a tie-break, which was also evenly contested until Blanco claimed a break that allowed her to win 8-6 and force a decider.

Despite the setback, Errani gained control of the third set from the very first game thanks to a number of forehand winners. The Italian eventually broke for a third time to secure a 6-1 triumph and her passage into the next round, where she will come up against Russia's Vera Dushevina.

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