MELBOURNE, Australia – Top-ranked Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with an emphatic 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 win over Florian Mayer today. The 24-year-old Swiss player finished with 38 winners and closed out the 1-hour, 12-minute match with an ace. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardKim Clijsters, the 2005 U.S. Open women’s champion, spent 10 minutes longer on court than Federer in her 6-4, 6-2 victory over qualifier Yuan Meng. Clijsters, bothered by hip and back soreness, overcame 48 unforced errors and five doubles to beat Yuan, who had heavy strapping on both thighs and produced only two clean winners in the match. The second-seeded Clijsters needed treatment on her back and hip between sets and was not moving fluently, although she went to the net 14 times and won 12 of those points. “I’m happy with the win, but my body doesn’t feel too good at the moment,” Clijsters said. “Although I didn’t play my best tennis, not even close, I always felt like I could win. “As long as (the hip) doesn’t get worse, I’ll keep fighting and see how I go.” “It’s so nice to get quick matches in the heat,” said Federer, whose next opponent is 30th-seeded Max Mirnyi. “I thought I handled it well in the heat – I’m very happy with my performance.” Third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo advanced with a 7-6 (1), 6-2 win over French compatriot Emilie Loit, and 2004 French Open winner Anastasia Myskina had a 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-3 victory over Jamea Jackson. Seventh-seeded Patty Schnyder beat Shinobu Asagoe 6-1, 7-6 (9). Federer was so dominating that Mayer never had a game point after holding serve to pull within 5-4 in the second set. Always a perfectionist, the normally stoic Federer did seem a little annoyed at his 18 unforced errors that accounted for one-third of Florian’s points. And after smacking a forehand crosscourt winner for his third break of the final set, he allowed himself a little fist pump. He finished off the match with two service winners and his eighth and ninth aces, then hit a ball high into the stands. “If I keep on playing the way I am, not losing too much energy out on the court, maybe it’s going to pay back eventually,” said Federer, who has lost only 12 games in the first two rounds. The overmatched Mayer tried a little of everything, charging the net and flicking soft drops from the baseline, but nothing worked as temperatures reached 88 degrees. He raised his racket to acknowledge the crowd after winning his first game – the sixth of the match. But he became increasingly frustrated, shaking his head and even looking to the sky for help. No. 5 Nikolay Davydenko, a potential quarterfinal opponent for Federer, advanced with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kevin Kim and No. 6 Guillermo Coria overcame Federico Luzzi 7-6 (10), 6-4, 6-3. In women’s matches, 17-year-old Michaella Krajicek defeated Sania Mirza 6-3, 7-5 and Samantha Stosur beat Ana Ivanovic by the same score. No. 16 Nicole Vaidisova and No. 20 Flavia Pennetta were other seeded players advancing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!