NEW YORK (Kyodo) Ai Sugiyama advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a come-from-behind victory, while compatriot Aiko Nakamura crashed out with a second-round defeat Wednesday.

Sugiyama, who was two games away from elimination in the second set, rebounded to beat Michaela Pastikova of the Czech Republic 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to post her second win in this year’s Grand Slams.

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