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2014 U.S. Open Day One

U.S Open Men’s Singles First Round Monday Aug 25

1-Novak Djokovic vs. Diego Schwartzman 6-1 6-2 6-4

3-Stan Wawrinka beat Jiri Vesely 6-2 7-6(6) 7-6(3)

5-Milos Raonic beat Taro Daniel 6-3 6-2 7-6(1) 

8-Andy Murray beat Robin Haase 6-3 7-6(6) 1-6 7-5

9-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Juan Monaco 6-3 4-6 7-6(2) 6-1

16-Tommy Robredo beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4 6-3 6-4

Nick Kyrgios beat 21-Mikhail Youzhny 5-7 6-7(4) 6-2 7-6(1)

22-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Facundo Bagnis 6-2 7-6(3) 6-3

23-Leonardo Mayer beat Albert Montanes 6-2 3-0 ret.

Benoit Paire beat 24-Julien Benneteau 7-6(4) 5-7 6-4 4-6 6-4

30-Jeremy Chardy beat Alejandro Falla 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5 6-4

31-Fernando Verdasco beat Blaz Rola 6-3 3-6 7-5 1-6 6-4

Andreas Seppi beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3 6-1 6-4

Pablo Carreno-Busta beat Andreas Beck 6-3 4-6 6-2 7-6(0)

Andrey Kuznetsov beat Bradley Klahn 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5 

Peter Gojowczyk beat Benjamin Becker  6-2 6-4 6-2

Matthew Ebden beat Tobias Kamke 6-4 6-3 7-6

Aleksandr Nedovyesov beat James McGee  4-6 6-2 6-1 7-6(3)

Blaz Kavcic beat Donald Young 7-5 6-4 6-4 

Thomaz Bellucci beat Nicolas Mahut  7-6(4) 7-4 6-1

Matthias Bachinger beat Radek Stepanek  6-3 6-2 6-2

Simone Bolelli beat Vasek Pospisil 2-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 6-3

U.S Open Women’s Singles First Round Monday Aug 25

2-Simona Halep beat Danielle Rose Collins 6-7(2) 6-1 6-2

5-Maria Sharapova beat Maria Kirilenko 6-4 6-0

4-Agnieszka Radwanska beat Sharon Fichman 6-1 6-0

6-Angelique Kerber beat Ksenia Pervak 6-2 3-6 7-5

9-Jelena Janovic beat Bojana Jovanovski 6-2 6-3

10-Caroline Wozniacki beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 3-6 2-0 ret.

13-Sara Errani beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-1 7-5

14-Lucie Safarova beat Timea Babos 6-4 7-5

18-Andrea Petkovic beat Ons Jabeur 7-6(7) 1-6 6-3

19-Venus Williams beat Kimiko Date-Krumm 2-6 6-3 6-3

21-Sloane Stephens beat Anika Beck 6-0 6-3

22-Alize Cornet beat Amandine Hesse 6-1 6-2

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni beat 25-Garbine Muguruza 6-3 7-6(4)           

26-Sabine Lisicki beat Francoise Abanda 6-3 7-5

28-Roberta Vinci beat Paula Ormaechea 6-3 6-3

31-Kurumi Nara beat Aleksandra Wozniak 6-2 6-1

Belinda Bencic beat Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-2

Daniela Hantuchova beat Romina Oprandi 4-6 6-2 6-3

Belinda Bencic beat Yanina Wickmayer 6-3 6-2

Alla Kudryavtseva beat Ying-Ying Duan 2-6 6-2 6-4

Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Silvia Soler-Espinosa

Saisai Zheng beat Stefanie Voegele 1-6 6-2 6-2

Jana Cepelova beat Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 2-6 7-5 6-1

Monica Puig beat Tereza Smitkova 3-6 6-3 6-3

Timea Bacsinszky beat Kiki Bertens 6-7(7) 4-3 ret.

Tsvetana Pironkova beat Karin Knapp 6-4 6-3

Shahar Peer beat Johanna Konta 6-3 6-3

Madison Brengle beat Julia Glushko 6-3 6-2

Shuai Peng beat Jie Zheng 6-3 6-3

Kristyna Pliskova vs. Alexandra Dulgheru

Johanna Larsson beat Virginie Razzano 6-0 6-0

Anastasia Rodionova beat Camila Giorgi 1-6 7-5 6-3

Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4 6-3           

Murray Survives Haase; Djokovic, Halep, Venus, Wawrinka, Sharapova Win Openers

August 25, 2014 ITS Staff New York USA - Andy Murray battled back leg cramps to defeat Robin Haase in four hard-fought sets 6-3 7-6(6) 1-6 7-5 in the opening round of the U.S. Open Championships Monday. The eighth-seeded 2012 U.S.Open champion Scot came back from 1-4 deficit in the fourth set despite struggling physically at the start of the third set. Haase, who also complained of dizziness, served for the fourth set at 5-3 but couldn’t hold on allowing Murray to win four straight games to clinch the three-hour and 4 minute match.

 

In a court-side interview, Murray said,  "I cramped a little bit, in my forearms, it was not particularly comfortable and I just tried to hang around as best I could and managed to get through," said Murray, who has been struggling to reach top form since last year's back surgery. I was in good position at two sets up to none. I didn't know whether to go for it in the third set or try to conserve energy at the beginning of the fourth. It was tough, but also very tough for Robin as well, but managed to get through."

 

After  sub-par summer hard court season, last year’s finalist and top-seed Novak Djokovic was on top of his game Monday night at the Ashe Stadium as the Serbian ace over-powered  Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes. Djokovic will next face Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu who outlasted Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in a five-set marathon match winning 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 6-7, 6-1.

 

In women's singles, second seed Simona Halep rallied past 2014 NCAA Women’s Singles champion Danielle Collins 6-7(2) 6-1 6-2 in one hour and 32 minutes to advance to the second round. In a battle of the oldest players of the tournament two-time U.S. Open champion and 19th seed Venus Williams, 34, and 44-year old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan played a highly entertaining match with the 7-time Grand Slam champion getting away with the victory 2-6 6-3 6-3 to reach the second round. 

 

Reigning French Open champion and No.5 seed Maria Sharapova cruised into the second round after beating Russian compatriot Maria Kirilenko. The statuesque Sharapova broke Kirilenko's serve five times and saved the lone breakpoint she faced in the one hour and half match.

World No.4 Stan Wawrinka overcame Czech Jiri Vesely 6-2, 7-6(6), 7-6(3). The reigning Australian Open champion Swiss reached his first U.S. Open semifinal last year before losing to Novak Djokovic. Also advancing is fifth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic who won in straight sets against newcomer Taro Daniel of Japan 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(1). Raonic, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals losing to Roger Federer, is trying to better his fourth round appearance the last two years.

 

Young Aussie Nick Kyrgios provided the day’s shocking result when he upset No. 21 seed Russian and two-time U.S. Open semifinalist Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6(1). Kyrgios also upset Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon last July.

 

Recent Rogers Cup Masters winner & ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France edged out former top-tenner Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-1. In other men’s singles action Monday, last year’s quarterfinalist No. 16 Tommy Robredo of Spain dismissed France’s  Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

 

In an All-French first round match, Benoit Paire got the better of No. 24 fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 while another Frenchman 30th seed Jeremy Chardy rallied past Colombian Alejandro Falla, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-5, 6-4. Spain’s Fernando Verdasco registered his 400th professional career win after outlasting Slovenian Blaz Rola in five sets 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.

Day One Preview

Djokovic, Wawrinka, Murray, Halep, Sharapova Featured on Opening Day

Top-seed Djokovic opens vs Schwartzman on Monday. Photo usopen.org

ITS Tennis News: August 25, 2014 New York USA - The 2014 US Open will begin on Monday featuring Men’s No. 1 seed and 2011 champion Novak Djokovic, and Women’s No.2 seed Simona Halep.

 

The World No.1 Serb will be playing Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman while Halep opens against American Danielle Rose Collins. Swiss men’s third-seed Stan Wawrinka faces Czech Jiri Vesely at the Arthur Ashe Stadium followed by reigning French Open champion and fifth-seed Maria Sharapova who will face a tricky first round match against Russian compatriot Maria Kirilenko.

 

2012 U.S. Open champion Andy Murray is scheduled against Robin Haase of The Netherlands at the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Fifth-seed Canadian Milos Raonic faces 21-year-old Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel, who is making his first U.S. Open appearance.

 

Tenth-seed Dane Caroline Wozniacki will have her hands full in her opening match as the former World No.1 drew recent New Haven Open finalist Magdalena Rybarikova. The Slovak fell to World No.4 Petra Kvitova in the final and apparently is not 100% after pulling a muscle during her semi-final match against Camila Giorgi.

 

Two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams takes on 44-year old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan. Other women’s seeds Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic and Sloane Stephens will see action also on Monday

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