Novak Djokovic will advance to the third round at the US Open, and if the goal was for him to see the court for less time than he did in his four-set opener, then he achieved it effortlessly. Unfortunately this happened because Jiri Vesely had to bow out of the tournament due to injury, and he was set to be Djokovic's opponent on Wednesday.
Angelique Kerber, the second seed and highest in action on Wednesday for the women, made it through her second-round opponent, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, in straight sets. Kerber is hot on the heels of a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, and is eyeing the top ranking in the world for women's singles.
Serena Williams is the current No. 1, but Kerber was one of three women with a chance at earning the top spot when the tournament started. She kept things on track with her win over Lucic-Baroni, 6-2, 7-6(7). Garbine Muguruza was one of the other women capable of earning the top spot, but she suffered an early upset and was bounced from the tournament on Wednesday.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils were the other top-10 seeded men in action on Wednesday. Tsonga, the ninth seed, took down James Duckworth, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, while Monfils, the No. 10 seed, bested Jan Satral in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.
As far as upsets go, there weren't many. However, the ninth seed on the women's side, Svetlana Kuznetsova, found herself eliminated after losing her second-round match against Caroline Wozniacki. Of course, Wozniacki was once a top player herself, and though she is unseeded she is a tough draw for anyone. Her victory over Kuznetsova can't be described as a massive upset by any means.
Wozniacki won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
The biggest upset saw unseeded American down fifth seed Milos Raonic in four sets, 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1.
Below is a full list of singles results from matches that include seeded players. If a match does not have a result, it's not yet completed and will be updated later.
Men's Singles results
No. 1 Novak Djokovic def. Jiri Vesely, (walkover)
No. 4 Rafael Nadal def. Andreas Seppi, 6-0, 7-5, 6-1
Ryan Harrison def. No. 5 Milos Raonic, 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1
No. 7 Marin Cilic def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. James Duckworth, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 10 Gael Monfils def. Jan Satral, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3
No. 15 Roberto Bautista Agut def. Federico Delbonis, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
Nicolas Almagro def. No. 18 Pablo Cuevas, 7-6(5), 6-4, 7-6(9)
No. 20 John Isner def. Steve Darcis, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7(10), 6-3
No. 23 Kevin Anderson def. Vasek Pospisil, 7-6(3), 6-4, 6-4
No. 24 Lucas Pouille def. Marco Chiudinelli, 4-6, 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-2, 6-0
No. 26 Jack Sock def. Mischa Zverev, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
Andrey Kuznetsov def. No. 31 Albert Ramos-Vinolas, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6(5)
Marcos Baghdatis def. No. 32 Benoit Paire, 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Women's Singles results
No. 2 Angelique Kerber def. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, 6-2, 7-6(7)
Anastasija Sevastova def. No. 3 Garbine Muguruza, 7-5, 6-4
No. 7 Roberta Vinci def. Christina McHale, 6-1, 6-3
No. 8 Madison Keys def. Kayla Day, 6-1, 6-1
Caroline Wozniacki def. No. 9 Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-4, 6-4
No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova def. Evgeniya Rodina, 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2
No. 13 Johanna Konta def. Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
No. 14 Petra Kvitova def. Cagla Buyukakcay, 7-6(2), 6-3
No. 22 Elina Svitolina def. Lauren Davis, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
No. 24 Belinda Bencic def. Andrea Petkovic, 6-3, 6-2
The second round will wrap up, with Serena Williams and Andy Murray being the top seeds in action. Williams will be facing Vania King while Murray has a tough match against Marcel Granollers. Juan Martin Del Potro will also face American Steve Johnson on Thursday.
On Thursday, play begins at 11 a.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN beginning at 1 p.m. That coverage will run though 6 p.m., at which point ESPN2 will pick up coverage for the remainder of the night. Live streams will be available online at WatchESPN.
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