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Caroline Wozniacki Holds Off Ying-Ying In US Open First-Round Match

Sixth-Seeded Wozniacki Advances
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates a point during her women's singles first round match against Ying-Ying Duan of China on Day Two of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates a point during her women’s singles first round match against Ying-Ying Duan of China on Day Two of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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.

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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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