Azarenka, Ferrer Advance Easily at US Open

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and fourth seed David Ferrer cruised to easy wins to advance in the US Open on Wednesday.

Azarenka dismantled Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes to move into the third round.

“I think it was another good performance today,” said Azarenka.  “You know, it was a little bit difficult with the wind today, you know, to adjust.  It was blowing a lot from one side.  You kind of had to adjust every time you changed sides.

“When the wind is behind you had to be more patient, sometimes more aggressive, more spin.  On the other one you had to kind of fight against.

“So I think I adjusted really well.  You know, her game is also a little bit unpredictable.  She likes to move the opponent around; she has different variety.  It wasn’t as easy maybe as the score was, but I think I played well.

“I moved well, which was important, you know, to execute in these conditions.”

Spain’s Ferrer had few problems ousting Kevin Anderson in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 7-6.

“I feel good, said Ferrer.  “It was not easy match, no, with Anderson.  He’s a really good player.  He has very strong first and second serve.

“I’m happy, because I play good in my first round.”