NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: Daria Gavrilova of Australia looks on against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during her first round Women's Singles match on Day Two of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Gavrilova advances to second round with straight sets win

Australian 25th seed, Daria Gavrilova, has won through to the second round of the US Open after a straight sets win over American qualifier, Allie Kiick.

Fresh from her maiden WTA tour victory, Gavrilova steamrolled her young opponent in exactly one hour to advance to the second round where she will face another America, in Shelby Rogers.

“I felt really focused on what I had to do today, and I think I played pretty well, pretty aggressive, and I was able to get the win,” Gavrilova said post-match.

If Gavrilova advances over Rogers, it will be the first time she has reached the third round at the US Open.

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