US Open: Andy Murray advances to second round, Venus knocked out

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New York, Aug 29: Defending champion Andy Murray of Great Britain took less than an hour to reach the second round of US Open tennis here in Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York, on Wednesday.

World No. 3 Murray defeated Michael Llodra of France in straight sets 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

US Open: Murray advance to second round, Venus exits

"It was more kind of going back onto that court again and I had had much time to enjoy last year because I was so relieved and to acctually be out there and play night match in front of a big crowd was really nice. I performed well. It was good," Murray said.

The Wimbledon champion will next face Leonardo Mayer of Argentina on Friday.

Meanwhile in the women's singles, former US Open champion Venus Williams went down to China's Zheng Jie.

The seven-time Grand Slam winner lost 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) to the two-time major semi-finalist Zheng who will  take on Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the third round.

"This victory against the American is unbelievable," said the Chinese.

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