Lily Miyazaki takes on Belinda Bencic in second round

Lily Miyazaki - US Open 2023 live: Lily Miyazaki takes on Belinda Bencic in second round

Lily Miyazaki was the first of seven Britons to reach the second round at the US Open where she faces Belinda Bencic – Getty Images/Robert Prange

03:54 PM BST

Lily Miyazaki’s unexpected rise

Lily Miyazaki leapt onto the global stage with her first-round victory at the US Open on Monday.

The 27-year-old breezed past Margarita Betova to set up today’s clash with Belinda Bencic. Yet despite her obvious talents, one might be forgiven for not having heard of the Briton before now.

To find out more about Miyazaki, including her maths degree and talent as a pianist, check out Molly McElwee’s story here.

03:43 PM BST

Order of play

Britain’s Lily Miyazaki is due to get under way on court five at 4pm.

On the two main courts, the order of plays is as follows:

Arthur Ashe stadium – from 5pm

  • Mirra Andreeva (RUS) v (6) Coco Gauff (USA)

  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) v (2) Novak Djokovic (SRB)

  • Sebastian Ofner (AUT) v (10) Frances Tiafoe (USA)

  • (11) Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

Louis Armstrong Stadium – from 4pm

  • (31) Elise Mertens (BEL) v Danielle Collins (USA)

  • (1) Iga Swiatek (POL) v Daria Saville (AUS)

  • Dominic Thiem (AUT) v Ben Shelton (USA)

  • (14) Elena Rybakina (KAZ) v Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)

  • Juan Pablo Varillas (PER) v (9) Taylor Fritz (USA)

For the full order of play and information about how to watch on TV, go here.

03:32 PM BST

Can the Brits keep up the momentum?

Hello and Welcome to Telegraph Sport’s coverage of today’s action at the US Open.

After an historic clean sweep yesterday in which all six British players made it through to the second round of the tournament – making it Britain’s best set of results at Flushing Meadows since 1977 – Lily Miyazaki will hope to continue the momentum today as she takes on current Olympic champion Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at 4pm on court five.

It was Miyazaki who kick-started the unprecedented run of straight set wins when she swept to victory over Margarita Betova in just 80 minutes on Monday. In doing so, she became the first British woman to come through the qualifying event in New York since Emma Raducanu won the Grand Slam in 2021.

While Miyazaki was up against a young mother who has been out of the the game for a couple of years in Betova, she is likely to face a much sterner test against 15th seed Bencic.

Following her first round victory, the World No 198 joked that she had watched Bencic far more than the Swiss will have watched her.

“I’m really looking forward to it. She’s a great player obviously,” she said. “It’s actually funny, when I lived in Switzerland, I played her when I was about nine years old and she must have been about seven or eight.

“I remember even back then she was taking the ball so early. Half volleying, drive volleying, everything. Yeah, I expect a really tough match.”

Elsewhere on court today, Novak Djokovic – newly returned to his perch as World No 1 – headlines the action as he takes on Bernabe Zapata Miralles at Arthur Ashe Stadium. They follow American Coco Gauff, who opens proceedings against Russian teenager Mira Andreeva.

Women’s No 1 seed Iga Swiatek continues her title defence against Australia’s Daria Saville, while former Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina takes on Ajla Tomljanovic.

World No 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas clashes with Dominic Stricker on Grandstand and is followed by 2019 champion Victoria  Azarenka, who takes on China’s Lin Zhu.

Finally, Wimbledon quarter-finalist and crowd favourite Chris Eubanks is in action against France’s Benjamin Bonzi.

Stay tuned to keep up with all the action.

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