US Open: Djokovic and Venus Williams In Round 3

The morning session packed a bit of a surprise with the defeat of men’s doubles top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan as well as the second seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the first round of the competition.

The evening session was smooth as both the seeded participants Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams cruised to the third round in their respective competitions.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic in action during the 2nd round

Comfortable victory for Novak Djokovic

In the second round Novak Djokovic was up against Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer and as expected from the top seed, he won in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2. The match lasted for just over an hour and a half.

The Austrian managed to give some competition to Djokovic during the opening set of the match taking it to 6-4. However, he could not continue to improve through the match and it was an easy outing for the top seed from Serbia.

On the other hand, Venus Williams played through a difficult match against fellow country-woman Irina Falconi. Venus took the first set comfortably at 6-3 and just as it would have seemed Venus had the upper hand, Falconi managed to bounce back in the second set taking it to a tie break at 6-6 and took the set away.

Down to the wire in the third set, Venus dominated the game with three aces, seven winners and a spectacular display at the net to qualify for the third round. Venus won the match 6-3, 6-7 (7-2) and 6-2.

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza to start US Open campaign

The fourth day at the US Open will see Leander Paes in action along with team-mate Fernando Verdasco in the opening round of the men’s doubles against the German pair of Florian Mayer and Frank Moser. While, women’s doubles top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will face Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santa Maria of USA in their first round fixture.

Other top names to feature on Day Four will include Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki and Stan Wawrinka in their respective second round fixtures later today.

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