• Compiled from wire reports


NEW YORK — Japan’s Ai Sugiyama, Shinobu Asagoe and Saori Obata all advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday, an impressive Grand Slam showing by rising tennis stars from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Sugiyama, the 11th seed, lost the first set in 29 minutes but rallied to oust France’s 56th-ranked Virginie Razzano 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, and equal her best U.S. Open showing in 10 appearances.

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