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.
â€œI think it was another good performance today,â€ said Azarenka.Â â€œYou know, it was a little bit difficult with the wind today, you know, to adjust.Â It was blowing a lot from one side.Â You kind of had to adjust every time you changed sides.
â€œWhen the wind is behind you had to be more patient, sometimes more aggressive, more spin.Â On the other one you had to kind of fight against.
“So I think I adjusted really well.Â You know, her game is also a little bit unpredictable.Â She likes to move the opponent around; she has different variety.Â 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.â€
Spainâ€™s Ferrer had few problems ousting Kevin Anderson in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 7-6.
â€œI feel good, said Ferrer.Â â€œIt was not easy match, no, with Anderson.Â He’s a really good player.Â He has very strong first and second serve.
â€œI’m happy, because I play good in my first round.â€