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No. 1 Azarenka beats Flipkens in US Open 2nd round

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NEW YORK (AP)

Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a straight-set win over qualifier Kirsten Flipkens.

Azarenka won 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday. The Australian Open champ from Belarus has never been past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

Flipkens, a 133rd-ranked Belgian, beat 60th-ranked Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic in the first round.

Azarenka has lost just five games through her first two matches at this year's Open.

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