Tennis: Federer, Serena advance but Errani exits US Open
NEW YORK, Aug 29, 2013 (AFP) - Five-time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Serena Williams breezed into the US Open third round on Thursday while Italian fourth seed Sara Errani became the biggest upset victim yet.
Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer, who swept the New York hardcourt crowns from 2004-2008, dispatched Argentina's 48th-ranked Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in 95 minutes, firing six aces and 37 winners.
Federer, at his lowest US Open seed since 2002 at seventh, advanced to a match-up with either US 26th seed Sam Querrey or Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
Federer lost for the first time in 50 appearances in a Grand Slam second-round match last month at Wimbledon, falling to 116th-rated Sergiy Stakhovsky in his earliest Slam exit since the 2003 French Open.