US Open: Serena Williams has dropped just four games in four sets so far
Last Updated: August 29, 2013 11:18pm
Serena Williams made up for lost time at the US Open, brushing aside Galina Voskoboeva 6-3 6-0 to reach the third round of the US Open.
The top-seeded American had been due to be on court on Wednesday but was rained off, meaning she will now have to play two games in as many days in New York.
However she at least took care of Voskoboeva relatively quickly, though the Kazakh, ranked 77th in the world, did put up a better fight than the final scoreline may suggest.
Williams even had to save a break point in the fourth game of the opening set but then went on to only drop one more on her way to a 69-minute victory.
The 16-time grand slam champion has now dropped just four games in four sets at Flushing Meadows so far this year.
"I usually play every day," she said when asked if the busy schedule bothered her.
"In regular tournaments I don't have a day off. Only in the grand slams I get the luxury of having a day off. I guess I didn't get that, (but) I'm definitely used to it."
Williams will round out the night action on Arthur Ashe on Friday when she faces Yaroslava Shvedova, who defeated Austrian Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2 6-3.
World number two Victoria Azarenka safely progressed through to the third round courtesy of a 6-3 6-1 triumph over Aleksandra Wozniak.
Azarenka raced into a 5-0 ahead in the opening set with barely quarter of an hour gone at Louis Armstrong Stadium, dropping just four points in the process.
Her Canadian opponent finally stemmed the onslaught and pulled three games back, but she could not deny Azarenka from cruising through.
Meanwhile, Angelique Kerber was pushed hard by rising star Eugenie Bouchard, the eighth seed eventually coming through 6-4 2-6 6-3.
Ninth seed Jelena Jankovic is also through, beating Alisa Kleybanova 6-3 6-2 to end the Russian's first slam since she recovered from cancer, while Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki saw off Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-2 6-3