US Open: Laura Robson and Tara Moore reach second round of qualifying

Laura Robson and Tara Moore
Robson reached the fourth round of the main draw in 2012, while Moore has never qualified for the US Open

Britain's Laura Robson and Tara Moore have reached the second round of qualifying for the US Open.

World number 247 Robson, 22, beat Korea's Su Jeong Jang 6-3 6-2 and will next face Bulgaria's world number 142 Isabella Shinikova.

Moore, 24, the world number 171, beat Tereza Mrdeza 6-4 6-1 to set up a meeting with German Antonia Lottner, ranked 13 places higher.

Both matches are scheduled for Thursday.

There is a third round of qualifying before the tournament starts on 29 August.

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are the top seeds at Flushing Meadows. Andy Murray is seeded second, with fellow Briton Johanna Konta a career-high 13th.

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