NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 18 (UPI) --
Germany's Sabine Lisicki
opened first-round play at the New Haven Open Sunday with a straight-set victory over France's Kristina Mladenovic.
The seventh-seeded Lisicki dominated Mladenovic 7-5, 6-1 in a 69-minute match at Yale University, kicking off the U.S. Open tune-up event.
Their match was the only main-draw battle Sunday at the Connecticut Tennis Center.
Former French Open runner-up Sara Errani is the top seed this year at New Haven.
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