Laura Robson will play Naomi Broady in the US Open first round after overcoming Tatjana Maria 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 in the final round of qualifying. The 22-year-old Briton sealed her place in the first round in New York City with her eighth consecutive win.

Robson recently won a lower-tier event in Pennsylvania and after securing her place in the main event at Flushing Meadows, she is eagerly looking forward to the final Grand Slam of 2016. "It means a lot, and I'm really happy with how the last couple of weeks have gone," she said, according to the BBC.

Robson, who won the Challenger Tour title in Pennsylvania, revealed she is now feeling more confident than she has in a while, having finally overcome the injury problems that have disrupted her career in recent years.

"To win a decent Challenger and to get through some tough matches there and then three tough matches here, I feel like I've got a lot confidence right now," she said. "I'm going to take that into the main draw and hopefully do well."

Robson and Broady are two of eight Britons in the first round of the US Open. The event, which starts on Monday (29 August), also features Andy Murray, Aljaz Bedene, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson.