US Open 2013: British duo Laura Robson and Dan Evans win at Flushing Meadows


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The Independent Online

British duo Laura Robson and Dan Evans both produced fine displays to advance in the first round of the US Open.

Robson, seeded for the first time at Flushing Meadows, beat her opponent Lourdes Dominguez 7-5, 6-0.

The 30th seed will play France's Caroline Garcia or American Shelby Rogers in the next round.

Dan Evans, who was the only other Brit in action on the first day of the US Open, beat 11th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4 6-4 6-2.

The British number three has been in strong form heading to New York and didn’t disappoint. The 23-year-old from Birmingham will now face Australian Bernard Tomic or Spain's Albert Ramos next.