Robson and Evans both progress past first round at US Open

27 August 2013 / 07:43

Laura Robson and Dan Evans got Britain’s charge at the US Open off to a fine start as both made it past the first round at Flushing Meadows.

Robson, who won mixed doubles silver with Andy Murray at the London 2012 Olympics last summer, defeated Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez 7-5, 6-0.

"I always knew going into the match that I'd be a little bit rusty because I haven't played in a few weeks," said Robson.

"Practice points are very different to playing in the first round of a Slam. I just had to stay focused out there and confident in my game plan."

Evans upset 11th seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to become the first British men’s qualifier to win in the US Open first round since Murray in 2005.

“It's definitely a good one," said Evans. "That was pretty good out there to play so well and against someone so highly ranked.

"I felt pretty confident all through the week, and that was a good match. I wasn't worried."

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