US Open, Day 4: Federer, Nadal, Serena reach third round
Five-time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Serena Williams breezed into the US Open third round on Thursday while Italian fourth seed Sara Errani became the biggest upset victim yet.
Seventeen-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer, US Open favourite Rafael Nadal and women's world number one Serena Williams eased into third round at Flushing Meadows. However, last year's semi-finalst Sara Errani was knocked out in the second round. (All AFP images)
Five-time US Open winner Roger Federer dispatched Argentina's 48th-ranked Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in 95 minutes, firing six aces and 37 winners.
World number one Serena Williams, who would become the oldest US Open women's champion at 31 if she repeats, advanced her quest for a 17th Grand Slam title and fifth US Open crown by downing 77th-ranked Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 6-0.
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka defeated Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak 6-3, 6-1 in 68 minutes.
US Open favourite Rafael Nadal breezed past Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-2, 6-1, 6-0.
British number three Dan Evans fought back to beat Australia's Bernard Tomic in four sets. The world number 179 won 1-6 6-3 7-6 6-3 to reach the last 32.