Four times, Novak Djokovic was a point away from the end of his quest to become the first man in 43 years to hold all four tennis Grand Slam titles at once. On each occasion, he found a way to keep his bid alive.
Venus Williams’s quest for a third U.S. Open title ended with a withdrawal on a day fellow Americans Christina McHale and Irina Falconi had upset wins and Andy Roddick fought through his tournament opener.
Maria Sharapova moved to the third round of the Australian Open with the first back-to-back shutouts in a major in almost three decades. Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur extended a run of flops at her home Grand Slam.