Aug 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Serena Williams (USA) reacts during her match against Francesca Schiavone (ITA) on day one of the 2013 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

US Open 2013: Serena Williams blows past Francesca Schiavone 6-0, 6-1


It wasn’t a problem for the world’s number one athlete in women’s tennis to make it into the second round. Serena Williams gave up just one game to Francesca Schiavone in a 6-0, 6-1 demolition that took exactly one hour to complete.

Nothing went right for unseeded Schiavone, who gave up eight double faults, had 18 unforced errors, and never challenged with zero break point opportunities. On the flip side, Williams had zero double faults, eight unforced errors, and won 6-9 break point opportunities.

Williams also won a 72 percent of her first serve points and 71 percent of her second serve points, dazzling numbers compared to Schiavone who couldn’t finish above .500 in either category.

Williams has dominated this year in singles action, going 60-4 overall and winning the French Open for the second time in her career. She’s won the US Open four times, and hopes to defend her championship from last season, unlike her turnout at Wimbledon earlier this year with a fourth-round finish.

Next up for Williams is Kazakhstan’s Galina Voskoboeva, a 28-year-old that has one doubles title this season and has a 22-15 singles record.

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