U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia started her quest for a first French Open title with a straight-sets win over Britain’s Elena Baltacha. Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova also won.
Roger Federer , Venus Williams , Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick were straight-set winners on the first day of the U.S. Open.
Novak Djokovic extended his unbeaten run since the start of the season to 38 straight matches with a win over Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands at the French Open .
Rafael Nadal said he was relieved to move to the second round of the French Open after the defending champion overcame the booming serves of Daniel Brands.
The U.S. was relegated from the top group of the Fed Cup for the first time following a 5-0 defeat to Germany in women’s tennis’s top team competition.
Rafael Nadal ’s quest for his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam will begin against a Russian barely ranked in the top 100 who has a big upset on his resume.
The top four men’s seeds reached the semifinals at the U.S. Open for the first time in 19 years, with Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray joining Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the final four.
The women’s tennis tour extended its partnership with vitamin and health supplement maker Usana Health Sciences Inc. through 2013.
Schedule of today’s singles matches for the U.S. Open at the National Tennis Center in New York (all times local; nationalities and seeds in parentheses; play begins at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted.):