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U.S.Open Day 2

Djokovic, Federer, Isner, Azarenka Ease to 2nd Round; 17-year old Duval Upsets Stosur

Roger Federer. Photo

August 27 2013 ITS Staff: New York - Roger Federer cruised through his delayed first round match winning 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 against Greg Zemlja of Slovaki on Tuesday at the U.S. Open Championships in Flushing Meadows. 


The 17-time Grand Slam champion, whose match was postponed on Monday due to rain, delivered 35 winners and 12 aces in a match that lasted one hour 33 minutes.


Federer, only seeded seventh this year, won his 65th match in this major event. In the second round, the 32 year old Federer will meet Argentine Carlos Berlocq, who edged Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-2.


Fifth-seed Tomas Berdych blasted his first round opponent Paolo Lorenzi of Itlay 6-1, 6-4, 6-1. The Czech hit 36 winners and broke his opponent eight times in the one hour and 43 minute match; American Sam Querrey battled hard in his opener staving-off a set point in the first set, then losing the second set of before rallying past No.90th ranked Guido Pella of Argentina 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.


In an evening match, World No.1 and top-seed Novak Djokovic played flawless tennis in front of an admiring crowd at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in disposing Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 6-1 6-2 6-2. The reigning Australian Open champion hit 28 winners and 10 aces while committing only 9 errors, including just two in the first set. The Serbian star broke his 112th ranked opponent seven times and losing his own serve only once in the one hour and 22 minute match.


American John Isner, the No.13 seed, who recorded his best career results during the summer, displayed a high-level performance in demolishing Filippo Volandri, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the second round. The 6-foot-9 former University of Georgia Bulldog tossed 16 aces and hit 29 winners in the 75 minute match.

Stosur Upset by 17-year old Duval; Azarenka, Kvitova, Ivanovic Win Openers; Hsieh Upsets No.31 Zakopalova

17-year old Victoria Duval. Photo

August 27 2013 ITS Staff:New York - 2011 U.S. Open Champion Samantha Stosur bowed out of the US Open on Tuesday when the Australian was stunned by 17-year old American qualifier Victoria Duval 5-7 6-4 6-4.


Stosur, a quarter-finalist here last year, was cruising up a set and 4-2 lead in the second, when suddenly things headed south, in what is considered as one of the worst loss of her professional career, committing 56 unforced errors and 10 double faults. 


The Atlanta-resident Duval, ranked only No.296 and whose father survived through the rubble of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, will face Slovak Daniela Hantuchova in the second round. Duval grew up in Haiti before immigrating to the United States in 2002 when she was eight years old.


2011 Wimbledon champion and No.3 seed Petra Kvitova needed three sets to beat Misaki Doi of Japan 6-2 3-6 6-1 to advance to the second round; No. 10-seeded Roberta Vinci was broken three times but recovered to win her opener in straight sets over Timea Babos 6-4 -6-2. Vinci, who was a quarter-finalist here last year,  broke Babos’s serve six times to clinch the match in one hour and 15 minutes.


In the last match of the night, second seed Victoria Azarenka blanked No.99 ranked Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany 6-0 6-0.  The former world No.1 Azarenka is the reigning Australian Open champion and was finalist to Serena Williams here last year.


After struggling to break serve in the opening game which took over 10 minutes, the Belarusian star romped on the rest of the evening needing only 55 minute to close out the match. Another player to record a double-bagel earlier Tuesday was 2012 French Open runner-up Sara Errani of Italy who dismissed Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-0, 6-0 in the first round.

Hsieh Su-Wei. Photo

Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic, No.13 seed, easily dismissed Anna Tatishvili 6-2 6-0 in her first round match. The former World No. 1 hit 16 winners during the 58-minute match while her opponent committed 22 unforced errors. Also winning in first round is No. 14 seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia who demolished 2009 U.S.Open Semi-finalist Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-1, 6-1.


Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan upset No. 31 Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-3 in the first round of the U.S.Open Championships in New York. Hsieh is the reigning Wimbledon Doubles champion with China’s Peng Shuai.

Men’s Singles First Round Tuesday August 27

1-Novak Djokovic vs. Ricardas Berankis 6-1 6-2 6-2

Denis Kudla beat Jiri Vesely 6-2 6-2 6-7(6) 7-5                

Florian Mayer beat 28-Juan Monaco   6-4 6-2 3-0 ret.  

Jack Sock beat Philipp Petzschner (Germany) 7-6(2) 3-6 5-2 ret.

Donald Young beat Martin Klizan 6-1 6-0 6-1                         

5-Tomas Berdych beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-1 6-4 6-1               

12-Tommy Haas beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4 6-4 6-1                   

Lu Yen-Hsun beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-4 7-6(5) 6-3                 

Denis Istomin beat 15-Nicolas Almagro 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-3            

7-Roger Federer beat Grega Zemlja  6-3 6-2 7-5                 

Rogerio Dutra Silva beat Vasek Pospisil 4-6 3-6 7-6(9) 6-2 7-6(10)  

Jeremy Chardy beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4 4-6 6-2 4-6 6-4           

Carlos Berlocq beat Santiago Giraldo 6-3 3-6 6-7(6) 6-4 6-2    

26-Sam Querrey beat Guido Pella 7-6(3) 4-6 6-1 6-2                 

13-John Isner beat Filippo Volandri 6-0 6-2 6-3                        

Gael Monfils beat Adrian Ungur  6-1 6-2 6-0                         

Joao Sousa  beat 25-Grigor Dimitrov 3-6 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-2          

Adrian Mannarino beat Horacio Zeballos 4-6 6-4 6-2 6-1           

Maximo Gonzalez beat 14-Jerzy Janowicz 6-4 6-4 6-2               

Jarkko Nieminen beat Lukasz Kubot 7-5 7-5 6-2                      

Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat Albert Montanes 6-3 6-2 6-4              

31-Julien Benneteau beat Michal Przysiezny 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4          

10-Milos Raonic beat Thomas Fabbiano 6-3 7-6(6) 6-3                  

Pablo Andujar  beat Thiemo de Bakker  6-4 6-4 6-4                 

22-Philipp Kohlschreiber  beat Collin Altamirano 6-1 6-3 6-1

Women’s Singles First Round Tuesday August 27

2-Victoria Azarenka beat Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-0 6-0

4-Sara Errani beat Ayumi Morita 6-0 6-0

6-Caroline Wozniacki beat Duan Ying-Ying 6-2 7-5

7-Petra Kvitova beat Misaki Doi 6-2 3-6 6-1

10-Roberta Vinci beat Timea Babos 6-4 6-2

Victoria Duval beat 11-Samantha Stosur 5-7 6-4 6-4

13-Ana Ivanovic beat Anna Tatishvili 6-2 6-0

14-Maria Kirilenko beat Yanina Wickmayer 6-1 6-1

Elina Svitolina beat 17-Dominika Cibulkova 6-4 6-3           

Julia Glushko beat 20-Nadia Petrova 6-3 6-4                     

21-Simona Halep beat Heather Watson 4-6 6-4 6-2

22-Elena Vesnina beat Annika Beck 6-1 6-1

26-Alize Cornet beat Maria Joao Koehler 6-3 6-2               

27-Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Mallory Burdette 6-2 7-5

28-Mona Barthel beat Johanna Larsson 6-1 6-4

Su-Wei Hsieh beat 31-Klara Zakopalova 6-3 6-3

Bojana Jovanovski beat Andrea Petkovic 6-2 6-4

Michelle Larcher de Brito beat Eleni Daniilidou 6-4 6-3

Camila Giorgi beat Jana Cepelova 6-2 6-2                

Hsieh Su-Wei beat 31-Klara Zakopalova 6-3 6-3    

13-Ana Ivanovic beat Anna Tatishvili 6-2 6-0

Lucie Safarova beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 2-6 6-4   

Donna Vekic beat Mariana Duque 7-6(5) 4-6 6-2               

Aleksandra Wozniak beat Vesna Dolonc 7-5 7-6(5)                

Chanelle Scheepers beat Chanel Simmonds 2-6 6-2 6-1

Alison Riske beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-3 6-3                   

Daniela Hantuchova beat Maria Sanchez 7-5 6-2                  

Sachia Vickery beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-4 6-4                

Flavia Pennetta beat Nicole Gibbs 6-0 6-2                         

Karin Knapp beat Grace Min 6-3 6-1                                 

Ajla Tomljanovic beat Casey Dellacqua 3-6 6-1 6-4          

Alexandra Dulgheru beat Varvara Lepchenko 6-7(5) 6-2 7-6(5)     

Christina Mchale beat Julia Goerges 6-4 6-3                     

Lucie Safarova beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-3 2-6 6-4  

Michelle Larcher de Brito beat Eleni Daniilidou 6-4 6-3

Camila Giorgi beat Jana Cepelova 6-2 6-2                 

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