Three-time French Open champion, 37 year old Serena Williams outclassed the qualifier Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2, will next faces fellow American Sofia Kenin. Williams faced no break points, served 10 aces and made 36 winners.
World No.1 Naomi Osaka had another major escape drama when she outlasted former Australian Open champ Victoria Azarenka 4-6 7-5 6-3 for a place in the third round. Naomi came back from a set and 2-4 down to defeat former world number one Victoria Azarenka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Osaka won in similar fashion as in the first round against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 0-6 7-6(7-4) 6-1.
“I was lucky to have played Victoria twice before. I knew she had been playing well coming into the tournament,” said Osaka.
“It was an unfortunate second round draw for me so I am happy to win.”
Osaka finished the two-hour 50-minute encounter on Court Suzanne Lenglen with 52 winners and 43 unforced errors.
BIG DADDY DJOKOVIC cruised to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 win over Swiss lucky loser Henri Laaksonen. Watching from the player’s box on Court Suzanne Lenglen was Djokovic’s son Stefan.
“It’s a very special day for me as it’s the first time in my life that I have played in front of my son,” said the 32-year-old Serb after a 23rd straight win at the Slams.
Djokovic, bidding to become just the second man to hold all four Slams at the same time twice
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