NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sixth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki held off qualifier Duan Ying-Ying to win her first-round match at the US Open.
With boyfriend Rory McIlroy in the stands, Wozniacki fought off a set point in the second to win 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.
The 133rd-ranked Duan had a chance to serve out the set at 5-3 in her Grand Slam debut. But the 2009 US Open finalist broke back. Then Duan had a set point on Wozniacki’s serve that she couldn’t convert.
Wozniacki broke serve in the next game, then staved off three break points to clinch the win.
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