NEW YORK -- Second-seeded Vera Zvonareva beat 30th-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday.
Zvonareva, last year's runner-up, needed two hours to win 6-4, 7-5. The Russian will face 22nd-seeded Sabine Lisicki or American Irina Falconi.
Zvonareva won despite 35 unforced errors.
Medina Garrigues has never been past the third round at the U.S. Open. The Spaniard is 1-19 against top-five players.