Simple first-round victory for Azarenka
Top seed Victoria Azarenka enjoyed the simplest of victories in the opening round of the US Open on Monday.
Australian Open champion Azarenka dropped just one game in thrashing Russia's Alexandra Panova 6-0 6-1 on the Louis Armstrong court at Flushing Meadows.
The world number one from Belarus won the opening nine games, with Panova claiming just five points in the entire first set.
A break of serve finally got Panova on the scoreboard and prevented a whitewash or "double bagel", but that was simply delaying the inevitable and Azarenka took the next three games to seal a comprehensive success.