Bulgaria's Pironkova Advances to 3rd Round at US Open

Sports | August 31, 2012, Friday // 11:15|  views

Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria hits a return to Ayumi Morita of Japan during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York August 30, 2012. Photo by Eurosport

Bulgaria's top female tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, has reached the 3rd round at US Open for the first time in her career.

The 24-year-old defeated Japan's Ayumi Morita 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday and is yet to lose a set in the tournament.

Even though Pironkova has advanced to the second round in ten consecutive Grand Slam events, she was yet to reach the third round outside Wimbledon.

The Bulgarian will face world No. 62 Silvia Soler Espinosa in the third round.

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