Fifth-seeded Serbian Ana Ivanovic and two-time champion Venus Williams were among Wednesday's second-round winners at the U.S. Open.
The French Open runner-up Ivanovic, considered among the pre-tournament favorites, drilled
A 12th-seeded Williams waltzed past Romanian Ioana Raluca Olaru 6-4, 6-2 in 69 minutes on the grounds at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The reigning
Former U.S. Open runner-up Elena Dementieva, seeded 14th, moved on by pasting Czech Petra Cetkovska 6-3, 6-2. The two-time major finalist Dementieva lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the 2004 all-Russian title bout here.
Nineteenth-seeded Austrian Sybille Bammer handled American veteran Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4, 6-3, while a mild upset occurred when Russian Ekaterina Makarova topped 28th-seeded Japanese Ai Sugiyama 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.