At 5-1, 40-15 in the third set, Aussie Samantha Stosur miss-hit a windy forehand return, but followed it up with a backhand winner down the line to punctuate her first-round win over Ukrainian Elena Vesnina. After dropping the first set, Stosur managed to take the second in a tie-breaker and turn the tables on the #64th ranked player in the world. In the end, Stosur—this year’s French Open runner-up—advanced to the second-round of the U.S. Open, 3-6, 7-6, 6-1.
America’s No. 1 tennis player, Andy Roddick, sent Frenchman Stephane Robert packing this afternoon. It took 9th-seeded Roddick only 1 hour and 42 minutes to finish the straight-sets win at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The final score was 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.
American tennis sweetheart Melanie Oudin cruised through her opening round match with ease this afternoon at the National Tennis Center. Her opponent, Olga Savchuk of the Ukraine, managed to win a mere three games in the first match of the 2010 U.S. Open played on Arthur Ashe stadium. It took Oudin only 56 minutes to polish off the Ukrainian, 6-3, 6-0 (a.k.a…a bagel!)
Our U.S. Open blog, "The Net Post," is here to help you track the top players, the underdogs, the upsets, and the storylines of the fortnight. And there are some surprising ones developing already. Amy Eddings and Nate Chura get the conversation started.