SA's Klaasen cruises through 1st round at US Open

Raven Klaasen (Getty Images)
Raven Klaasen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South African Raven Klaasen has cruised through his first round doubles match at the 2019 US Open.

Klaasen and his New Zealander partner Michael Venus, who are the third seeds in the men's doubles, secured a routine 6-2, 6-1 victory over the French duo of Gilles Simon and Adrian Mannarino on Friday night. 

They will now turn their immediate attention to their second round match on Saturday that will see them take on the pairing of Miomir Kecmanovic and Casper Ruud. 

Klaasen, 36, has reached two grand slam doubles finals - the 2014 Australian Open and Wimbledon last year - but he has lost them both.

Compiled by: Lloyd Burnard

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