NEW YORK Serena Williams will demeanour to pierce one step closer to completing a calendar brush of a 4 grand slams when she meets unseeded Kiki Bertens in a second-round U.S. Open strife on Wednesday.
Top seed Williams, seeking to turn a initial lady given Steffi Graf in 1988 to finish a singular calendar Grand Slam, will face a tall, big-hitting Bertens in a third compare of a day during Arthur Ashe Stadium.
A well-rested Williams, who indispensable usually 30 mins to win her first-round compare when her competition late with a knee injury, will start a restricted favorite opposite her 110th-ranked competition from a Netherlands.
It will be a initial career match-up between Williams and Bertens.
Defending men’s champion Marin Cilic, a ninth seed, will also be in movement as he faces Russian Evgeny Donskoy.
In other men’s action, tip seed Novak Djokovic will top a night event when he battles unseeded Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer underneath a lights.
Serbian Djokovic forsaken usually 3 games in a first-round canter, though competence get a worse competition from universe series 52 Haider-Maurer, who downed Canadian Vasek Pospisil in 5 sets on Monday.
Eighth seed Rafa Nadal, who survived a dangerous first-round competition in Croatian Borna Coric, will be adult opposite unseeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman in a daytime compare in a Louis Armstrong Stadium.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue)