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Aug 29, 2012 at 03:02am IST

Kerber defeats Keothavong in 2 sets at US Open

New York: Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber moved on easily at the US Open to set up a second round match with Venus Williams.

The German beat Britain's Anne Keothavong 6-2, 6-0 in 54 minutes on Tuesday. Keothavong, ranked 81st, had 25 unforced errors to Kerber's nine.

Ranked outside the top 100 at the start of 2010, Kerber is now a career-best sixth. She reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at Flushing Meadows last year.

Kerber defeats Keothavong in 2 sets at US Open

The German beat Britain's Anne Keothavong 6-2, 6-0 in 54 minutes.

Williams is unseeded at No. 46 in the world after missing time because of illness, and Kerber was the top player who drew her early in the tournament.

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