Sara won her first round match at the US Open. She beat Tathiana Garbin in a hardfought match: 7-6 7-5. The first set started with a lot of breaks on both sides. In the second half of the set, they both held serve, so it went to a tiebreak, which Sara won 7-4. The second set was very close as well, until Sara finally placed the decisive break in the 12th game.
In the second round, Sara plays against 28th seed Alisa Kleybanova. They have played twice before, and Kleybanova won in Moscow on clay in 2005, but Sara won in Miami, on hardcourts, earlier this year.