Former champion Kerber into US Open second round.

Former champion Angelique Kerber eased into the US Open second round on Tuesday with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 win over Margarita Gasparyan of Russia.

Fourth seed Kerber, the reigning Wimbledon champion and the 2016 winner in New York, will face Sweden’s Johanna Larsson for a place in the last 32.

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