Schiavone beats Lucic in straight sets at US Open

Updated: 01 September 2011 22:23 IST

Seventh-seeded Francesca Schiavone needed just 53 minutes to advance to the third round of the US Open, beating Mirjana Lucic 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday.

Schiavone beats Lucic in straight sets at US Open
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New York:

Seventh-seeded Francesca Schiavone needed just 53 minutes to advance to the third round of the US Open, beating Mirjana Lucic 6-1, 6-1 on Thursday.

The 2010 French Open champion had only one double-fault after committing 16 in her three-set first-round victory.

Schiavone did not face a break point and had only seven unforced errors, compared with 32 for Lucic.

The 96th-ranked player from Croatia, a former teen sensation, hasn't reached the third round at a Grand Slam tournament since 2001.

Schiavone will next face an unseeded opponent, Mona Barthel or Chanelle Scheepers.

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