US National Indoor Championships: Sabine Lisicki advances to second round

Last Updated: 20/02/13 11:29am

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Sabine Lisicki: rallied from 5-3 down in opening set to beat Madison Keys

Sabine Lisicki: rallied from 5-3 down in opening set to beat Madison Keys

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Third seed Sabine Lisicki recovered from a slow start to beat American teenager Madison Keys in her opening match at the US National Indoor Championships in Memphis.

The German came from 5-3 down in the first set to prevail 7-5 6-3 against her 18-year-old opponent and will play Hungary's Melinda Czink in the second round.

There was disappointment for fifth-seeded Czech Lucie Hradecka, who went down 6-3 6-4 to France's Claire Feuerstein.

Hradecka's compatriot Andrea Hlavackova earned a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win against American Melanie Oudin.

Hlavackova's reward is a second-round meeting with Britain's Heather Watson.

Two players made it through to the third round on Tuesday, seventh-seeded Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova and unseeded American Jamie Hampton.

Both saw off American opposition, Rybarikova was a 7-6 (7/2) 6-2 winner against Lauren Davis and Hampton demolished Coco Vandeweghe 6-3 6-0.

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