Seles brushes Greek aside to reach round of 16

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Seventh seed Monica Seles moved into the fourth round at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Friday with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over 18-year-old Greek qualifier Eleni Danilidou.

In the first match of the Day Five program on Louis Armstrong Stadium, where she won her U.S. Open titles in 1991 and 1992, Seles took 57 minutes to bounce Danilidou, who was playing her first U.S. Open.

Seles could have wrapped things up quicker but suffered her lone service break while serving for the match at 5-2 in the second set when she double faulted at break point.

The 112th-ranked Greek teen-ager extended her time in the U.S. Open spotlight by holding her last service game before Seles closed it out.

In the round of 16, Seles will face the winner of a match between 12th-seeded American Meghann Shaughnessy and Czech Daja Bedanova.