Djokovic, Serena ease to next round

Djokovic, Serena ease to next round

NEW YORK - Reuters
Djokovic, Serena ease to next round

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic dropped just two sets against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and three-time winner Serena Williams each dropped just two games against bewildered opponents at the US Open on Aug. 28, leading a procession of top seeds into the second round.

Joining Djokovic in the winner’s circle at Flushing Meadows were number five Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, number six Tomas Berdych, and former champion Andy Roddick, the 20th seed.

Djokovic took just an hour and 13 minutes to blitz Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1, before fourth-seeded Williams produced a 6-1, 6-1 rout of American Coco Vandeweghe.

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was a first round casualty while second seed Agnieszka Radwanska and number six Angelique Kerber advanced easily.

Wozniacki lost to world number 96 Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania 6-2, 6-2.