Winston-Salem Open: Britain's Kyle Edmund through to second round

Kyle Edmund
Kyle Edmund is ranked 45th in the world

Britain's Kyle Edmund is through to the second round of the Winston-Salem Open with a straight-set win over Italy's Thomas Fabbiano in North Carolina.

The 22-year-old British number two, who came through two rounds of qualifying, beat world number 81 Fabbiano 6-2 6-3.

Edmund, who is ranked 45th in the world, will play 15th seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the next round.

The tournament is the final warm-up event before the US Open, which starts in New York on 28 August.

Petra Kvitova's preparations for the US Open were dealt a blow as she suffered a surprise defeat to China's Shuai Zhang at the Connecticut Open.

The 27-year-old Czech and two-time Wimbledon champion was beaten in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

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