Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer cruised into the third round of the French Open with straight set wins. Djokovic, who needs to win the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam, took just over 90 minutes to beat Jeremy Chardy 6-1 6-4 6-2.
It was Djokovic’s ninth win in as many meetings against the world number 42, who has never taken a set off the Serb. Federer, the 2009 French Open champion, beat qualifier Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4.
The Swiss will play Russian 31st seed Dmitry Tursunov in the next round for a place in the last 16. Djokovic next faces 25th seed Marin Cilic of Croatia, who beat Germany’s Tobias Kamke 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-0.
Since losing in the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2011, Williams, 32, has lost in the first or second round of every Grand Slam she has taken part in, except for the 2013 Australian Open, where she reached the third round.