Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka was an
easy second-round winner Wednesday at the 2012 U.S. Open.
The Belarusian star whipped Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes on
a beautiful day at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Flipkens is a former U.S. Open girls
and junior world champion.
Azarenka, a former U.S. Open mixed doubles champ, has been No. 1 for most
of the year after capturing her first major singles title at the Australian
Open back in January.
Also, 19th-seeded former top-10 Russian Nadia Petrova pasted Romanian Simona
Halep 6-1, 6-1 on Day 3 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The Sports Network