1 Sep 2012

Ivanovic progresses at US Open

12:48 pm on 1 September 2012

Former world tennis number one Ana Ivanovic cruised into the third round of the US Open with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Swede Sofia Arvidsson under sunny skies on Thursday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The 13th-seeded Ivanovic, who broke Arvidsson's serve six times, needed only 64 minutes to advance while defeating her 28-year-old rival for the fourth time in five career meetings.

In the third round, Ivanovic faces American Sloane Stephens.

Ivanovic enjoyed a 39-7 advantage in winners, as Arvidsson's groundstrokes did little to offset the arsenal of her 24-year-old Serbian opponent trying to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time at Flushing Meadows.