Result: Angelique Kerber crushes Lucie Hradecka in straight sets

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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