Kyle Edmund safely through to US Open second qualifying round

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Great Britain's Kyle Edmund is through to the second qualifying round of this year's US Open after beating Peter Polansky of Canada in straight sets.

South African-born Edmund progressed with a 6-3 6-4 triumph completed in just under an hour and a quarter.

The 20-year-old is bidding for what would be a maiden appearance in the first round proper of the senior US Open having already made the breakthrough in each of the other three majors, with the Australian and French Open achievements coming earlier this year.


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Johanna Konta, seeded third in the women's qualifiers, also came through in straight sets against world number 211 Reka-Luca Jani.

Konta's previous best result in a grand slam came at Flushing Meadows when she reached the second round in 2012.

And she ran out a comfortable 7-5 6-4 winner over her Hungarian opponent on Wednesday.

Naomi Broady came through a lengthy final set to advance with a 3-6 6-4 7-6 (10/8) win over Barbora Krejcikova.

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