US Open 2016: Andy Murray, Serena Williams Dominate Day 2
Andy Murray and Serena Williams stole the show on second day of the 2016 US Open, as both the stars advanced to the second round. (Images credit: AFP)
Andy Murray advanced to the second round of men's singles event at the US Open with a 6-3,6-2,6-2 victory over Czech Lukas Rosol.
Serena Williams stormed past Ekaterina Makarova and into the second round of the US Open.
Fifth-seeded Romanian Simona Halep also advanced with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Belgian Kirsten Flipkens.
Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, advanced with a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) victory over fellow Argentine Diego Schwartzman.
Ivo Karlovic served his way into the US Open record books when he fired 61 aces in his 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 win over Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan.
Kei Nishikori also advanced, downing German Benjamin Becker 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Venus Williams claimed a Grand Slam record of her own as her 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova marked her 72nd appearance in the main draw of a major.
Stan Wawrinka, a two-time semi-finalist, reached the second round with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-4, 6-4 win over Spain's Fernando Verdasco.