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    Top seeds Federer, Azarenka advance

    Jul 31, 2012
    Roger Federer, who has won all four Grand Slam events, moves a step closer adding the Olympic singles gold to his collection. london2012.com 

    WORLD No. 1 Roger Federer advanced to the round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over France's Julien Benneteau in Olympic tennis on Monday.

    Federer took less than an hour to dispose of his rival at Wimbledon Centre Court and will next take on Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, a 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 winner over Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

    America's Andy Roddick also advanced, winning his first-round match against Slovakia’s Martin Klizan 7-5, 6-4 and will next take on world No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who a day earlier beat Fabio Fognini 6-7, 6-2, 6-2.

    Women’s top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu.

    Venus Williams eased past French Open finalist Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-1, while sister Serena scored a 6-2, 6-3 win over Poland's Urszula Radwanska.

    Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki edged Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

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    Roger Federer, who has won all four Grand Slam events, moves a step closer adding the Olympic singles gold to his collection. london2012.com 
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