Andy Roddick won his first-round match at the 2012 U.S. Open on Tuesday, defeating fellow American Rhyne Williams in straight sets.
Roddick won with ease, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Though the effort wasn't dominant, it's certainly a step in the right direction for Roddick, who is the No. 20 seed in the tournament.
Roddick smoked 20 aces in the match, compared to just seven for Williams. Williams almost kept pace, hitting 30 winners to Roddick's 37, but Williams also committed 23 unforced errors. By contrast, Roddick only committed 14 unforced errors en route to the victory.
Roddick now awaits the winner of the match between Argentinian Carlos Berlocq and Australian Bernard Tomic.
Roddick's lone Grand Slam victory came at the U.S. Open back in 2003. Roddick advanced to the quarterfinals last year for the first time since 2008, and will look for another deep run in 2012.
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