The third day of the 2012 U.S. Open is in the books, and although there were a few minor upsets and a couple of close calls, all of the top seeds in action Tuesday advanced to the next round.
On the men's side, the two top seeds on the court advanced in straight sets. No. 3 seed Andy Murray defeated Ivan Dodig, 6-2, 6-1, 6-3, and No. 4 seed David Ferrer beat Kevin Anderson, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6. No. 8 seed Janko Tipsarevic also advanced, but needed five sets. No. 9 seed John Isner won in four sets, including a lengthy tiebreaker.
Also on the men's side, former USC Trojan Steve Johnson won his first career Grand Slam singles match with a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 win against Rajeev Ram. Johnson will now advance to play in the second round.
On the women's side, 10 of the 13 seeded players won their matches. No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka, No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova and No. 5 seed Petra Kvitova all advanced in straight sets. No. 17 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was the highest seed to fall, while No. 23 seed Kim Clijsters was the most notable name to lose on Wednesday.