Radwanska beats Bratchikova in US Open 1st round

Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska needed just 54 minutes to

advance to the second round of the U.S. Open.

Radwanska beat Nina Bratchikova of Russia 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday to

start play at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 91st-ranked Bratchikova had

28 unforced errors to only six for Radwanska.

The Polish star is coming off her first Grand Slam final, a

three-set loss to Serena Williams at Wimbledon. She has never made

it past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows. Radwanska retired

from her previous match with a sore shoulder while trailing

qualifier Olga Govortsova in her opener at New Haven.

Bratchikova was making her U.S. Open debut, but reached the

third round at the Australian and French this year.