An easy day for most top-seeds except 14th seed in the women's, Maria Kirilenko who was shown the exit door by Andrea Hlavackova. (All AFP Photos)
Serena Williams looks in top form and set to win another Grand Slam. She blasted Ekaterina Makarova 6-4, 6-0 to reach the last 16 at the US Open 2012.
Andy Murray might have fell one short at Wimbledon 2012 but looks determined to leave an impression in a Nadal-less US Open 2012. He had a tough encounter though against Feliciano Lopez, beating him in 4 close sets. The three sets Murray won, all went into a tie-break.
For Roger Federer, it was a cruise past a tricky and seasoned opponent Fernando Verdasco. The champion had very little trouble in dispatching the Spaniard.
Her game has improved leaps and bounds and the results are showing now. Ana Ivanovic has been consistent and just has to cross that mental barrier to go better and win another Slam. She had to fight off a spirited opponent in Sloane Stephens though in three sets to reach the round of 16.