Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/19/14

FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Serbians Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic each had straight set wins to advance to the third round of the US Open on Thursday.

The 12th seeded Ivanovic hit 39 winners past Sweden’s Sofia Arvidsson in her 6-2, 6-2 victory.

“I’m very happy about today’s match, because she’s a tough opponent. She does retrieve a lot of balls. She likes to t use a pace of opponent.

“I really tried to use the whole court and open up the court and sometimes go behind her. Looked for my forehand and tried to, yeah, be more aggressive on that side. It worked really well. I’m very pleased.”

When asked if she was 100% healthy, she said: “I still have a hand of handful of pills every morning.

“No, but it is a little bit unfortunate.  It’s never a good time I guess for injury, but it’s also part of our sport.  We play so much and changing surfaces and, you know, continents.  It’s not always the best thing for the body, and mind as well.

“But at the moment I feel healthy.  My foot has been healing.  I mean, I’m still taking Voltaren, but it’s been feeling fine for each match and practice session.  I’m really happy.  And I have physio traveling with me.”

Jelena Jankovic defeated Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino of Spain 6-4, 6-2.

Both women reached No. 1 in 2008 and so far at the US Open, both have only lost nine games en route to the third round.

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