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.
The American doubles team of Ryan Harrison and Mike Bryan will try to clinch a Davis Cup victory today against Switzerland after John Isner defeated Roger Federer yesterday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal was taken to five sets at Roland Garros for the first time today before beating John Isner of the U.S. in the opening round of the French Open. Kim Clijsters , Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova also won.
Brian Baker, who is working his way back from a knee injury sustained at the Australian Open, is one of eight players to get wild-card entries into the men’s singles draw for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.