Victoria Azarenka has cruised into the second round of the US Open with an easy victory over Alexandra Panova of Russia. Azarenka won the match in the straight sets by 6-0, 6-1. The scorecard itself tells the story of the match. It was a completely one sided match and Panova managed to win just one game in the entire match. Azarenka played some delightful shots and smashed a number of winners in the match. Azarenka’s form hasn’t been that good recently, but, in this match, she played some high quality tennis and it was a pleasure to watch her play.

Azarenka, who has been given the top seed in this competition, was on fire in the first set. She didn’t let her opponent win even a single game in the opening set. She broke Panova’s service thrice and grabbed the first set by 6-0. Azarenka was off to a flyer in the second set as well. She broke Panova’s service in the first and the third game of the second set and won the first three games consecutively to take a lead of 3-0. Panova managed to win her first game in the match by sneaking a breakthrough in the 4th game. However, that breakthrough didn’t have much impact on the match as Azarenka won the last three games in a row to seal the match.

In the post match interview, Panova said that Azarenka was in tremendous form and she played amazingly well. As per Panova, she tried her best, but, it was Azarenka’ day and it was very hard to stop her. On the other hand, Azarenka was delighted about her performance in the match. The Belarusian superstar said that she hadn’t been playing that well in the recent times and she was not that confident before going into the match. However, she is very happy to win the match in such a dominating fashion. In the second round, Azarenka will play against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.