|(US Open) Duval pulls off stunner, Djokovic and Federer move on
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer advanced with ease at the US Open but 2011 winner Samantha Stosur was ousted by US teen qualifier Victoria Duval.
Six-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic who captured his fourth Australian Open crown in January, launched his quest for a fourth consecutive US Open final Tuesday by beating Lithuanian 112th-ranked Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.
Djokovic fired 10 aces and 28 winners and needed only 82 minutes to put himself into a last-64 matchup against Germany's Benjamin Becker, AFP reports.
Duval, a daughter of Haitian parents ranked 296th in the world, pulled the day's shocker with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Australian 11th seed Stosur in a tense struggle that lasted for two hours and 39 minutes.
“A lot of different emotions. Mostly happiness,'' the 17-year-old with the high-pitched voice said.
It was only the second Slam match for Duval, who lost to Kim Clijsters last year at New York, and her first meeting with a top-20 rival.
Stosur made 56 unforced errors, 21 more than Duval, on her way to a her 15th first-round Slam exit, the first since last year's Australian Open.
Second seed Victoria Azarenka also reached the second round with a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Germany's Dinah Pfizenmaier.
Azarenka will face Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada for a place in the last 32.
Federer made a solid start to his bid for a sixth US Open title by defeating Slovenia's Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in a match delayed a day by rain.
Federer is the seventh seed and is at his lowest spot in the US Open since 2002. He will face Argentina's Carlos Berlocq in round two.
Federer took only 93 minutes to eliminate Zemlja despite surrendering a third-set break.
Canadian 10th seed Milos Raonic fired 28 aces in defeating Italy's Thomas Fabbiano 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, and talked confidently of a last-eight run.