British stars Miyazaki and Broady reach second round of US Open qualifying

British players Lily Miyazaki and Liam Broady’s hopes of reaching the US Open for the first time remain alive after they won their opening qualifying matches in New York.

Miyazaki defeated Ukraine’s Daria Snigur 6-3 6-2 in the women’s event on Wednesday, before Broady recovered from losing the first set to beat Jelle Sels of the Netherlands 4-6 6-1 6-2 in the men’s.

Both Brits now need two more victories to make next week’s main draw at Flushing Meadows, with the final Grand Slam of the year live on Sky Sports from Monday.

Tokyo-born Miyazaki, who began representing Great Britain in 2022, will face Russia’s Valeria Savinykh on Thursday after beating a player in Snigur ranked 84 places above her, while Broady’s next opponent will be another Dutchman in Jesper de Jong.

Elsewhere in men’s qualifying on Wednesday, Britain’s Jan Choinski lost 6-3 6-3 to Sho Shimabukuro of Japan.

Choinski made the second round of Wimbledon earlier this summer before losing to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz.

Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper, Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage have qualified directly for the US Open due to their rankings inside the world’s top 100.

Harriet Dart reached the second round of qualifying on Tuesday but Heather Watson was knocked out

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