US Open: Roger Federer, Serena Williams roll on while Sara Errani exits

Federer and Spanish second seed Rafael Nadal, a 12-time Grand Slam winner who captured his eighth French Open crown in June, could meet for the first time at the US Open in this year's quarter-finals.

updated: August 30, 2013 09:18 IST
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New York: Five-time winner Roger Federer and defending champion Serena Williams breezed into the US Open third round on Thursday while Italian fourth seed Sara Errani became the biggest upset victim yet.

Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer, who swept the New York hardcourt crowns from 2004-2008, dispatched Argentina's 48th-ranked Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in 95 minutes, firing six aces and 37 winners.

"I was pretty comfortable out there," Federer said. "So that was a good sign."

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