Agence France-PresseAugust 29, 2013 13:31
Fourth seed Sara Errani was ousted from the US Open by fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta on Thursday while Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Serena Williams awaited their second-round matches.
Pennetta, ranked 83rd in the world, needed only 71 minutes to take a 6-3, 6-1 victory over her friend Errani, last year's French Open runner-up and a 2012 US Open semi-finalist.
"It was a really tough match," said Pennetta, a former world number 10.
"We know each other really well. It's not easy to play against your friend so well but you have to get on the court and play your best."