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Last Updated: Thursday August 28 2008 09:15 GMT

Keothavong's historic tennis win

Anne Keothavong in an  earlier match

Tennis player Anne Keothavong has become the first British woman to reach the third round of the US Open in 17 years.

Keothavong beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone in three sets, winning 6-2 3-6 6-4.

The British number one now faces Olympic champion Elena Dementieva for a place in the last 16.

Meanwhile, Andy Murray is going into his second-round clash with Michael Llodra as the favourite to win.