NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- No. 1 ranked Justine Henin and both of the Williams sisters advanced past the second round Wednesday at the U.S. Open.
Henin, who won this tournament in 2003 and was runner-up to Maria Sharapova last year, needed 68 minutes to storm past Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-0. Henin will face Ekaterina Makarova in the third round.
Venus Williams, seeded 12th, advanced past Ioana Raluca Olaru 6-4, 6-2. Williams is attempting to add the U.S. Open title to the Wimbledon crown she won in July. She won here in 2000 and 2001.