Result: Angelique Kerber crushes Lucie Hradecka in straight sets

Angelique Kerber in action against Alisa Kleybanova during the Western & Southern Open on August 14, 2013
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Former world number five Angelique Kerber cruises past Lucie Hradecka in straight sets on day one of the 2013 US Open at Flushing Meadows.

Former US Open semi-finalist Angelique Kerber began her campaign at Flushing Meadows with a straight-sets win over Lucie Hradecka tonight.

Kerber went into the match with a 5-0 record against her Czech opponent and quickly built an advantage on Court 13, taking the first set 6-1 in 30 minutes.

Hradecka found first serves difficult to come by throughout the match and dropped a fourth break early in the second set, giving Kerber an opening she swiftly maximised.

The former world number five put some poor recent form behind her with a comfortable victory, finishing a 6-1 6-1 win in 56 minutes.

Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a return shot in her match with Lucie Hradecka in the second round of the Australian Open tennis championship on January 16, 2013
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