Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and 2011 winner Novak Djokovic advanced into the second round with straight sets victories while former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur lost her first match.
Victoria Duval walked into the interview room under Arthur Ashe Stadium about two hours after her upset win against 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur, looked at her name on the placard at the front of the table and giggled in disbelief.
Samantha Stosur is the U.S. Open champion, ending two Australian droughts of women’s Grand Slam singles titles that stretched back to tennis Hall of Fame members Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley more than three decades ago.
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.