CHARLESTON, S.C. —
Williams advances to the third round and just as importantly gets a day off Wednesday. She said she plans on hitting just a few balls, but mostly resting. And if last year is any indication, Williams should get stronger as the tournament goes on. Williams won her opener 6-3, 6-4 in the 2012 tournament, and then lost seven games the rest of the week.
The biggest upset on Tuesday was Stefanie Voegele beating seventh-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-4. Jessica Pegula beat No. 8 seed Mona Barthel 7-6, 6-1 and qualifier Vania King defeated No. 14 seed Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
All the other seeded players won Tuesday, including No. 9 seed Jelena Jankovic who beat Melanie Oudin 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that took nearly three hours. It was Jankovic’s first win over Oudin in three matches.