First round win

The rain that was predicted in New Haven has stayed away so far, and Sara has been able to play her first round match as scheduled. She beat Zheng Jie, in just under an hour: 6-1 6-2. Sara started well by breaking Zheng in the first game, only to be broken back straight away. After that, she rushed through the first set, winning it 6-1. In the second set, she took a quick 4-0 lead. At that point, Zheng broke Sara’s serve in two consecutive service games, but as she was unable to hold her own serve, she lost the set 6-2.

In the second round, Sara will play against second seed Samantha Stosur. Their only previous meeting was at the 2008 Olympics, and Stosur won it in two sets.

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