RYAN Peniston has been beaten in the first round of qualifying at the US Open.

Peniston, who is from Great Wakering, has been nursing a wrist injury since his summer exploits which included reaching the second round of Wimbledon and the quarter finals at Queen's.

But in his first appearance since SW19 he was beaten 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 by Italian Matteo Arnaldi.


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