US Open: Nadal, Serena with a bang

STREAK CONTINUES. Nadal went on with another stellar game. File photo by AFP.

Rafael Nadal took his 2013 hardcourt record to 16-0 to reach the US Open second round on August 26 while Serena and Venus Williams also breezed through. Nadal, the second-seeded 2010 champion who watched the 2012 US Open from his home in Spain as he endured a 7-month injury layoff, cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over American wildcard Ryan Harrison. Defending women’s champion Serena Williams, a 4-time winner, needed just an hour to see off Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1.

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