Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal enter China Open pre-quarters, Serena Williams reaches third round

Djokovic put away Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-3, Nadal claimed victory over Santiago Giraldo and Serena lost her serve twice to Francesca Schiavone before winning the battle.

updated: October 02, 2013 08:44 IST
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Beijing: Top seed Serena Williams stumbled her way into the third round of the China Open on Tuesday while men's favourites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal powered through their opening matches.

The world number one Williams at times appeared agitated during her 6-4, 7-5 victory over Italian Francesca Schiavone, shouting at herself over lost points.

The American only showed rare moments of her trademark power-play, gaining the upper hand in the first set via a mistake from her opponent, who double-faulted on set point.

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  • Francesca Schiavone
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  • Shahar Peer
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Caroline Wozniacki