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Venus beaten in US Open second round

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/09/2016

Marcus Daniell is the only New Zealand doubles hopeful remaining at the US Open after Olympic partner Michael Venus exited in the second round in New York.

Venus and Croat Mate Pavic lost 6-2 6-2 to the fifth-seeded combination of Jean-Julien Roger of Curacao and Horia Tecau of Romania.

Daniell and American partner Brian Baker face a challenging third-round match, against Briton Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soarea, the tournament fouth seeds.

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