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.
The US Open returns to Sky Sports on Monday August 28 with the promise to give fans live coverage of the Grand Slam like never before.
Sky welcomes tennis back to its channels this year with the US Open being one of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournaments, adding to the existing sports portfolio and reaffirming the broadcaster as the home of live sport in the UK & Ireland.
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