French Open Results: Venus Williams Dominated; Novak, Federer Advance

The top seeds on the men's and women's draws at the 2012 French Open had easy outings Wednesday. Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka both beat their second round opponents handily in straight sets to advance. No. 3 Roger Federer had slightly more trouble than the No. 1 seeds, but moved on anyway with a four-set victory.

Djokovic took on Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia, winning 6-0, 6-4, 6-4. Djokovic was sloppier in some respects, committing 34 unforced errors to 21 for his opponent. He dominated on his serve, however, scoring on 73 percent of his eligible first serves, and notching five aces to zero for Kavcic. Djokovic will take on France's own Nicolas Devilder in the next round.

Azarenka dropped just two games on her way to a 6-1, 6-1, win over Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier. She was much more efficient coming off a tough three-set victory in the first round. Azarenka scored on 83 percent of her eligible first serves, and was able to convert five of seven break point chances. She takes on Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada in the third round, an upset winner over No. 31 Jie Zheng.

Federer dropped the third set in a tiebreak against Adrian Ungur of Romania, but recovered in the next set for a 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (14), 6-3, victory. The match was tightly played, with Federer winning 139 total points to 115 for Ungur. The Swiss champion won four break points to none for his opponent, and served up 15 aces during the match. He will take on Nicolas Mahut of France in the third round.

Venus Williams will be heading home with her sister Serena after losing 6-2, 6-3, to No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Sloane Stephens is the only American winner so far on the day after defeating another American, Bethanie Mettak-Sands, 6-1, 6-1, to advance.

You can see a full French Open scoreboard at SI.com.

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