Kerber wins in 2 sets, faces Venus next at US Open
Sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber moved on easily at the U.S. Open
to set up a second-round match with Venus Williams.
The German beat Britain’s Anne Keothavong 6-2, 6-0 in 54 minutes
Tuesday. Keothavong, ranked 81st, had 25 unforced errors to
Ranked outside the top 100 at the start of 2010, Kerber is now a
career-best sixth. She reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at
Flushing Meadows last year.
Williams is unseeded at No. 46 in the world after missing time
because of illness, and Kerber was the top player who drew her
early in the tournament.