October 06, 2014
Madison Keys of the United States serves against Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Koji Sasahara

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Second-seeded Madison Keys of the United States advanced to the second round of the Japan Women's Open by beating Sachia Vickery 6-3, 6-3 Monday.

Keys converted five of nine break points in the first meeting of the two players.

Also, third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine beat Shelby Rogers of the United States 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-1 and will next face Japanese wild-card entry Naomi Osaka in the second round. Osaka beat Erika Sema 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

Sixth-seeded Heather Watson of Britain rallied from a set down to beat Jovana Jaksic of Serbia 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, and Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand eliminated seventh-seeded Christina McHale of the United States 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

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