September 4, 2015

US Open 2015 Schedule for Day 3: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

2011-US-Open-Tennis-TournamentUS Open 2015

Schedule for Day 3: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Madison Keys (USA)[19] vs. Tereza Smitkova (CZE)

Not Before: 1:00 PM

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Marin Cilic (CRO)[9] vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Serena Williams (USA)[1] vs. Kiki Bertens (NED)

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Irina Falconi (USA) vs. Venus Williams (USA)[23]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)

 

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Mardy Fish (USA) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[18]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) vs. Coco Vandeweghe (USA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Diego Schwartzman (ARG) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[8]

 

Not Before: 5:00 PM

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Bob Bryan (USA)[1] vs. Steve Johnson (USA)

Mike Bryan (USA)[1] Sam Querrey (USA)

 

Grandstand 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Madison Brengle (USA) vs. Anna Tatishvili (USA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Milos Raonic (CAN)[10] vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)[25] vs. Polona Hercog (SLO)

Not Before: 5:00 PM

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)[19] vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP)

 

Court 4 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Denis Kudla (USA) vs. Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)[14]

Tim Smyczek (USA) Robert Farah (COL)[14]

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) vs. Deiton Baughman (USA)

Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) Tommy Paul (USA)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) vs. Nicole Gibbs (USA)

Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) Taylor Townsend (USA)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Vasek Pospisil (CAN)[11] vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG)

Jack Sock (USA)[11] Joao Sousa (POR)

  1. Mixed Doubles – Round 1

Claire Liu (USA) vs. Martina Hingis (SUI)[4]

Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) Leander Paes (IND)[4]

 

Court 5 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)[31v]s . Anett Kontaveit (EST)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Fabio Fognini (ITA)[32] vs. Pablo Cuevas (URU)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Jessica Pegula (USA) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Sam Groth (AUS) vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP)[26]

 

Court 6 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Daria Kasatkina (RUS) vs. Ana Konjuh (CRO)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)[7] vs. Varvara Lepchenko (USA)

Lucie Hradecka (CZE)[7] Alison Riske (USA)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) vs. Asia Muhammad (USA)

Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) Maria Sanchez (USA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. Illya Marchenko (UKR)

 

Court 7 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)[23] vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) vs. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)[8]

Mandy Minella (LUX) Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)[8]

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Monica Niculescu (ROU) vs. Shuko Aoyama (JPN)

Olga Savchuk (UKR) Renata Voracova (CZE)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Elina Svitolina (UKR)[17] vs. Kaia Kanepi (EST)

 

Court 9 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR) vs. Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)

Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) Alicja Rosolska (POL)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Santiago Giraldo (COL) vs. Julio Peralta (CHI)

Rameez Junaid (AUS) Matt Seeberger (USA)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs. Michaella Krajicek (NED)[13]

Heather Watson (GBR) Barbora Strycova (CZE)[13]

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)

Philipp Petzschner (GER) Lukasz Kubot (POL)

 

Court 10 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs. Jamie Murray (GBR)[8]

Dennis Novikov (USA) John Peers (AUS)[8]

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Tornado Alicia Black (USA) vs. Danka Kovinic (MNE)

Ingrid Neel (USA) Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)[9] vs. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU)

Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)[9] Christina McHale (USA)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Michael Russell (USA) vs. David Goffin (BEL)

Donald Young (USA) Dominic Thiem (AUT)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Dominic Inglot (GBR) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO)[2]

Robert Lindstedt (SWE) Marcelo Melo (BRA)[2]

 

Court 11 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Jeremy Chardy (FRA)[27] vs. Martin Klizan (SVK)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Denisa Allertova (CZE) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Benoit Paire (FRA) vs. Marsel Ilhan (TUR)

Not Before: 5:00 PM

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Belinda Bencic (SUI)[12] vs. Misaki Doi (JPN)

 

Court 12 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Daria Gavrilova (AUS) vs. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)[4]

Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)[4]

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)[14] vs. Janette Husarova (SVK)

Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)[14] Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Aliaksandr Bury (BLR) vs. Radu Albot (MDA)

Denis Istomin (UZB) Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Guillermo Duran (ARG) vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)[12]

Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) Nicolas Mahut (FRA)[12]

 

Court 13 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Ricardas Berankis (LTU) vs. David Goffin (BEL)[14]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) vs. Oceane Dodin (FRA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA)[25]

 

Court 14 11:00 AM Start

  1. Mixed Doubles – Round 1

Anda Perianu (ROU) vs. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)

Andrei Daescu (ROU) Max Mirnyi (BLR)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Rohan Bopanna (IND)[6] vs. Austin Krajicek (USA)

Florin Mergea (ROU)[6] Nicholas Monroe (USA)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA)[5]

Darija Jurak (CRO) Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)[5]

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Marcin Matkowski (POL)[4] vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)

Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)[4] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

 

Court 15 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) vs. Tomasz Bednarek (POL)

Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) Jerzy Janowicz (POL)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Annika Beck (GER) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)

Demi Schuurs (NED) Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Aljaz Bedene (GBR) vs. Mate Pavic (CRO)

Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) Michael Venus (NZL)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Chris Guccione (AUS) vs. Daniel Nestor (CAN)[9]

Andre Sa (BRA) Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)[9]

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)

Katalin Marosi (HUN) Raluca Olaru (ROU)

 

Court 16 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) vs. Vania King (USA)

Yi-Fan Xu (CHN) Saisai Zheng (CHN)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Olga Govortsova (BLR) vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) Arina Rodionova (AUS)

  1. Men’s Doubles – Round 1

Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Dusan Lajovic (SRB)

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) Viktor Troicki (SRB)

  1. Women’s Doubles – Round 1

Sabine Lisicki (GER) vs. Mona Barthel (GER)

Karolina Pliskova (CZE) Laura Siegemund (GER)

 

Court 17 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Filip Krajinovic (SRB) vs. David Ferrer (ESP)[7]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Magda Linette (POL) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[15]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 2

Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)[17]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 2

Lauren Davis (USA) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)[13]

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More Women’s Seeds Lose, Young Beats Simon, Federer Cruises at US OPen

Lucie Safarova

Lucie Safarova

(September 1, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – The upsets continued on the women’s side of the draw at the US Open on Tuesday. French Open finalist sixth seed Lucie Safarova lost to No. 37 Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-1, while 14th seed Timea Bacsinszky lost to Barbora Strycova 7-5, 6-0 Alizé Cornet 27th seed Alizé Cornet also was defeated. Ten women’s seeds have lost in the first round at the US Open, half of the Top 10.

No. 11 Gilles Simon led Donald Young by two sets to none and 3-0, when the American rallied to win the match 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

“Down two sets to love and 3-0 actually, that’s when I decided to swing a little freer, start to, you know, push the envelope a little bit and start to come in more, just assert myself to the match,” Young said. “I was going to go down swinging. That was pretty much my mentality at that point.”

“I love playing in New York. I love playing on hard courts. It’s the last slam of the year. I haven’t had the results I wanted at the other slams. I didn’t want to go out like that.

“If I was to go out, I really wanted to go out swinging and giving him a battle and making him earn it. I didn’t feel at first I was able to do that. To be able to do that was great. Emotionally I just felt, you know, it gives you confidence to know you can come back from 2 sets to love against such a quality opponent, a top 10 guy, wins titles and, competes at the highest level every week.”

This was the first time Young had ever come back in a match from two sets to love down.

There was no such drama for high seeds (2) Roger Federer, (2) Simona Halep, (4) Caroline Wozniacki, (6) Tomas Berdych and (9) Garbine Muguruza.

Federer destroyed Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in 77 minutes.

“I feel good now,“ Federer said. “I actually wasn’t so confident yesterday and today. I just felt like maybe could be one of those matches I just couldn’t see it coming.

“So thankfully I took this match extremely serious. I thought at times almost I was taking it a bit too serious. I got that lucky in Shanghai, so that’s why that was just — it was just creeping around in my mind that maybe today was going to be a bad day.

“Plus I had practiced with him, you know, here, I don’t know, the day of the draw, and he was playing very well in practice, too.”

A record was set for retirements during the first round of the U.S. Open than in any round at any Grand Slam tournament in the open era.

Twelve men and women have retired during matches on Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday pull-outs included Marcos Baghdatis, Ernests Gulbis, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Marina Erakovic.

Andy Murray bested controversial Nick Kyrgios in four sets in the night match. The young Australian Kyrgios was playing his first match since and episode in Montreal where he verbally abused Stan Wawrinka. He’s been put on probation by the ATP, and if he misbehaves in the next 6 months at an ATP event, he could face a suspension and fine. However this would not apply for the US Open as it’s a Grand Slam.

RESULTS – SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Women’s
Singles – First Round

[2] Simona Halep (ROU) def. Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-2, 3-0 (retired – knee injury)
[4] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) def. Jamie Loeb (USA) 6-2, 6-0

[5] Petra Kvitova (CZE) def. Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-1, 6-1
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) def. [6] Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-4, 6-1
[20] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) def. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 6-1, 6-2
[11] Angelique Kerber (GER) def. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 6-3, 6-1

[18] Andrea Petkovic (GER) def. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
[9] Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) def. Carina Witthoeft (GER) 6-2, 6-4

[22] Samantha Stosur (AUS) def. Timea Babos (HUN) 6-3, 6-4

[16] Sara Errani (ITA) def. Mayo Hibi 6-0, 6-1
Johanna Konta (GBR) def. Louisa Chirico (USA) 6-3, 6-0
Elena Vesnina (RUS) def. Laura Robson (GBR) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Kurumi Nara (JPN) def. [27] Alizé Cornet (FRA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Petra Cetkovska (CZE) def. Christina McHale (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

[24] Sabine Lisicki (GER) def. Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-1, 6-4
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) def. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 6-1, 6-1

Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) def. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 6-3, 6-1

Qiang Wang (CHN) def. Maria Sakkari (GRE) 7-5, 6-2

Shelby Rogers (USA) def. Sachia Vickery (USA) 6-2, 6-2
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) def. Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 6-4
Nicole Gibbs (USA) def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Barbora Strycova (CZE) def. [14] Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 7-5, 6-0
Danka Kovinic (MNE) def. Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Mona Barthel (GER) def. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-1
[26] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) def. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) def. Annika Beck (GER) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) def. Tereza Mrdeza (CRO) 6-2, 6-2
Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-4
Olga Govortsova (BLR) def. [28] Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-1, 0-6, 7-6(3)
Camila Giorgi (ITA) def. Johanna Larsson (SWE) 6-3, 6-3
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) def. Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-0, 6-3

Monica Niculescu (ROU) def. Alexandra Panova (RUS) 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-3

Men’s
Singles – First Round

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 61 62 62
[5] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 75 64 76(6)
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 63 62 64
Donald Young (USA) d. [11] Gilles Simon (FRA) 26 46 64 64 64
[12] Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 46 61 46 63 20 ret.
[13] John Isner (USA) d. Malek Jaziri (TUN) 62 63 64
[21] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) d. Federico Delbonis (ARG) 63 75 75
[30] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) d. James Ward (GBR) 61 75 63
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) d. Denis Kudla (USA) 63 75 61
Austin Krajicek (USA) d. Santiago Giraldo (COL) 36 76(6) 76(6) 76(1)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) d. John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 61 36 75 76(4)
Jiri Vesely (CZE) d. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) 64 64 64
Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)
Aljaz Bedene (GBR) d. Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 36 64 30 ret.
Robin Haase (NED) d. Dustin Brown (GER) 46 46 63 75 64
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) d. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 64 26 67(7) 61 62

More to follow…

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Catching Up with Vania King

Vania King gives towels to children

(September 1,  2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY –  WTA player Vania King is back on tour after being absent for about almost a year. Playing under a protected ranking, we caught up with the Californian who is currently ranked at 414 in the world after her first round US Open loss to Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-4, on Monday.

Tennis Panorama News: A tough match on the road back. You are under a protected ranking, am I correct?

Vania King: So I played three tournaments prior to this and yes I was out for almost a year. I didn’t touch a racquet for seven months. I had a herniated disc in my neck. I started having pain in May of last year. By US Open I had decided that I had needed some time to take off. I took off seven months, it got much better, so I was very happy with that. Started practicing and I really wanted to make the US Open. I felt that my tennis was good and I needed matches. Today I felt like it was a good match for me. I really see I need to get stronger. I was out for seven months and only practiced for three months. The first two I was so weak that I really couldn’t do what I wanted to do. Now I really can’t do what I really want to do in terms of fitness –wise, court-wise, because my body is not strong enough to do it. So slowly my goal is next year. I feel that my tennis is there.

I was up a break in both sets, I just need to get stronger.

TPN: Have you set your goal for next US Open in terms of your fitness?

VK: I haven’t set a specific date, but I really hope that I can be back next year, with or without any injury. Being strong and healthy. One year, I was gone for a year so I lost all of my rankings (points).

One year to get back into the the 100 may be a tough task for me but, I’m going to take it a step at a time and I feel that my tennis is good, so I’m happy about that. It just depends on how long this body takes to get strong again.

 

TPN: What keeps you motivated to keep playing? You are only 26, but it seems like you have been around for a long time.

VK: Tennis has changed a lot. When I came on tour it was fairly common for players to come up at 14, 15, 16… I was late actually at 16, 17 – that was late. But after me, no player that broke through was a teenager, very, very few players, but Americans overall.

It’s very hard for players to break through, the game has gotten very physical and players are mentally and physically very tough, so it’s hard to break through you have to be consistent physically and mentally throughout the year.

I needed to stop for my physical health, but it was also very benfeficial for me to stop mentally, because I have never had a break.

As to your question, to stay motivated, to recognize that players, we do get burned out during the year because we do play a long season. If we play too many tournaments in a row, then we get burned out. With experience every play figures out what they can handle mentally. So for me it took me a few years to figure out how many tournaments can I play in a row. Which areas geiographically do I feel better in, in that way I adjust my schedule. And if I’m feeling bad, what do I do, should I push through it, should I take a break, go on holidays…

With experience, I learned to recognize the signs and for me it was always better to take a step back and not to push through it, take a few days off, take a week off… and then come back.

 

TPN: Are you playing doubles at all?

VK: I’m playing here with a protected rank, so I’m playing maybe Wednesday or Thursday.

 

TPN: What’s been the highlight of your tennis career?

VK: Winning my first title in Bangkok. Winning the grand slams. Results-wise those are the best, but I think that if I could be happy consistently then I could I could be pleased. That was my goal to be happy for a long period of time. Recognizing metal dips and stuff and trying to maintain that.

 

TPN: Tennis idols growing up?

VK: When I grew up I loved Pete Sampras, I played nothing like him because I’m tiny. Don’t have a big serve but I loved watching Pete. Watched all of his matches, tape them and watch them. I loved watching the rivalry between him and (Andre) Agassi, but I always rooted for him.

 

TPN: What do you think of when I say the name Serena Williams?

VK: I want her to win the Grand Slam. I think she can do it. I think she needs to stay focused. I think most of the tennis tour would be excited if she won it because it’s milestone for our generation. Of course Steffi (Graf) has done wonders for tennis, but we haven’t had someone from our generation to surpass the world records. She has won four in a row. Technically not the Grand Slam. I think she’s a great champion. I am so envious, I admire her so much for how strong she is mentally. Everyone’s got great tennis, of course she’s got great tennis but she is mentally the most stable and strong and that’s why she’s where she is.

TPN: Are you playing any tournaments the rest of the year?

VK: My plan is to play challengers because now I don’t have a ranking. I’ll play challengers get stronger and then use my protected rank. I’ve got a couple more protected ranking tournaments I’ll use them for next year.

 

Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama News at the US Open.

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US Open 2015 – Schedule for Day 2: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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US Open 2015

Schedule for Day 2: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Marina Erakovic (NZL) vs. Simona Halep (ROU)[2]

Not Before: 1:00 PM

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Jamie Loeb (USA) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)[4]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs. Roger Federer (SUI)[2]

 

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)[3]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Petra Kvitova (CZE)[5] vs. Laura Siegemund (GER)

 

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Lucie Safarova (CZE)[6] vs. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

John Isner (USA)[13] vs. Malek Jaziri (TUN)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Victoria Azarenka (BLR)[20] vs. Lucie Hradecka (CZE)

Not Before: 5:00 PM

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Stan Wawrinka (SUI)[5] vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)

 

Grandstand 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) vs. Angelique Kerber (GER)[11]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Tomas Berdych (CZE)[6] vs. Bjorn Fratangelo (USA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Andrea Petkovic (GER)[18] vs. Caroline Garcia (FRA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Victor Estrella Burgos (DOM) vs. Jack Sock (USA)[28]

 

Court 4 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Austin Krajicek (USA) vs. Santiago Giraldo (COL)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Christina McHale (USA) vs. Petra Cetkovska (CZE)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) vs. Sabine Lisicki (GER)[24]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Rajeev Ram (USA) vs. Ryan Harrison (USA)

 

Court 5 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Varvara Lepchenko (USA) vs. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA)[12]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Bernard Tomic (AUS)[24] vs. Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

 

Court 6 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Maria Sakkari (GRE) vs. Qiang Wang (CHN)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)[29] vs. Alexander Zverev (GER)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs. Steve Darcis (BEL)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Shelby Rogers (USA) vs. Sachia Vickery (USA)

 

Court 7 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Denis Kudla (USA) vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)[30] vs. James Ward (GBR)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Julia Goerges (GER) vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)[32]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) vs. Nicole Gibbs (USA)

 

Court 9 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)[14] vs. Barbora Strycova (CZE)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

John-Patrick Smith (AUS) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) vs. Danka Kovinic (MNE)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

 

Court 10 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Federico Delbonis (ARG) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)[21]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) vs. Mona Barthel (GER)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Jared Donaldson (USA) vs. Lukas Rosol (CZE)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[26] vs. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)

 

Court 11 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Louisa Chirico (USA) vs. Johanna Konta (GBR)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Laura Robson (GBR) vs. Elena Vesnina (RUS)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Viktor Troicki (SRB)[22] vs. Frances Tiafoe (USA)

 

Court 12 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Jiri Vesely (CZE) vs. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) vs. Annika Beck (GER)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)

 

Court 13 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Kevin Anderson (RSA)[15] vs. Andrey Rublev (RUS)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Sara Errani (ITA)[16] vs. Mayo Hibi (JPN)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Alize Cornet (FRA)[27] vs. Kurumi Nara (JPN)

 

Court 14 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) vs. Karin Knapp (ITA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs. Aljaz Bedene (GBR)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)[31]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) vs. Tereza Mrdeza (CRO)

 

Court 15 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Olga Govortsova (BLR) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)[28]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Camila Giorgi (ITA) vs. Johanna Larsson (SWE)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) vs. Dominic Thiem (AUT)[20]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs. James Duckworth (AUS)

 

Court 16 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Robin Haase (NED) vs. Dustin Brown (GER)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Benjamin Becker (GER) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Alexandra Panova (RUS) vs. Monica Niculescu (ROU)

 

Court 17 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Donald Young (USA) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA)[11]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Carina Witthoeft (GER) vs. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)[9]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Timea Babos (HUN) vs. Samantha Stosur (AUS)[22]

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Q & A with ATP Rising Star Elias Ymer

(August 31, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – In qualifying for the US Open, Sweden’s Elias Ymer became only the second man to qualify at all four Grand Slams in a single season. The world No. 144 on the ATP World Tour lost in his first round main draw match to Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. He took time out after his loss to speak to Tennis Panorama News.

Tennis Panorama News: Can you talk about the rare feat of making all for major main draws through the qualies in the same year? Can you talk about your road through the qualies?

Elias Ymer: Of course it’s a big effort. I was really motivated in the qualies. I played every slam I wanted to make the main draw. I was really working in the qualies, focusing on every match. I had good structure before every match, planning, everything was good. I earned it, I was winning every match. I really played good in the qualies.

 

TPN: Most challenging qualies?

EY: I think in Australia when I was playing my first qualies. When I qualified it was really like, I felt the most in Australian because the others, I feel of course but it’s not the same feeling. The first one is an unreal feeling.

 

TPN: How did you get into playing tennis?

EY: My father was a professional runner and my parents come from Ethiopia and my father wanted me to be a runner but I don’t like running so much you know. In Ethiopia everyone running and when we came to Sweden. In Sweden tennis is a big sport, they have so many great players.

 

TPN: There has been a bit of a tennis player drought in Sweden, do you feel pressure because of it?

EY: No. I wish I had some players coming up with me, so I was not the only one. They could challenge me and I could challenge them we would move up together. It is what it is now and I have to see some other young guys coming up. I try to focus against them and challenge them.

TPN: Who were your tennis idols? Did you mimic them in your style?

EY: Not really because I haven’t see many players who play like me I play really different because, sometimes when I try to watch and see who I’m playing like, I cannot find the guy.

TPN: Describe your playing style.

EY: Aggressive from both sides. I need to be a little bit more consistent. When I’m playing really good, everything works for me sometimes when I’m little off I can be up and down. I use my forehand a lot to move the players side to side, trying to come to the net, I know it’s going to come, my game.

 

TPN: So who were the tennis players you admired?

EY: Of course Sweden has a lot of players… I was always too young, we never really had one to look up to. (Robin) Soderling was a Swedish player we were watching quite young. What he has done is unbelievable. It was sad when he had stopped playing.

 

TPN: Do you speak to any of the former Swedish pros?

EY: I speak a lot with Magnus Norman and Stephan Edberg. Twos guy who I really admire, really admire. They know a lot about tennis and they are a big help.

 

TPN: You are only 19, what’s been the highlight of your career so far?

EY: When I qualified for all four slams is a big highlight and I have to say when I qualified in Australia, it was a dream come true, actually to play in the main draw. Because I’ve been wanting to play in Grand Slams, it’s what you dream of.

 

TPN: Do you have any goals set for you within the next year?

EY: I think this loss for me was very important. I saw a lot of stuff I need (to work on), I have a lot of work ahead of me, I’m going to need to put my head down and work my a** off because it’s not coming easy. This job is like really tough and I have a lot of work.

 

TPN: What are your plans for the rest of the year?

EY: I’m going to Turkey, then I’m going to stay in Europe playing some ATPs mixed with Challengers.

 

Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama News at the US Open

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An “Unreal” Experience at the US Open for French Open Junior Champion Tommy Paul, Inspired by Roddick’s 2003 US Open Outfit

(August 31, 2015) 2015 French Open Junior champion Tommy Paul, earned a spot into the 2015 US Open through the qualifying tournament to make his first main draw of a major.

The 18-year-old who was born in New Jersey, but hails from Greenville, NC, lost on Monday to Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-0, 7-5. Paul had a 3-0 lead in the first set.

“Well I came out high on confidence, playing really well, hitting every ball pretty hard on top of the baseline, couldn’t really keep that up during the whole match.

“I said alright I’m going to stay on the baseline, hitting every ball as hard as I can, and then it started not going in. I didn’t think to back up and start playing more points.

“That’s what I tried to do after the second set, it was a little late.

“I was stepping back on his second serve, trying to move in on the first ball.”

After the second set, when his lost it 6-0, paul said to himself: “Just get one game”

 

“It was an unreal experience,” Paul said. “I mean I really always watched Seppi a lot when I was younger playing and really always liked his game a lot. It was awesome to draw him.”

Paul is set to play his final Junior major at the US Open, as he turned pro after the French Open.

“Home slam this is going to be my last junior tournament so I want to go out and do as well as I can and having fun while I’m doing it,” Paul said.

In a strange sort of way, Paul was inspired by Andy Roddick and his 2003 US Open outfit.

 

“I loved Roddick.” He was really young but he remembers when when Roddick won the 2003 US Open. “I had just started playing tennis then. He was in the top 10 for 10 years, I remember all of that.”

 

What he remembers most about Roddick winning the US Open? – His outfit. “And I wanted to dress just like him,” Paul said.

“Wow, that’s a crazy outfit” I remember him winning, at the place where I played at, I remember them buying a bunch of his Reebok clothes. I wanted all of it.

“It was crazy black and white things going across the chest, and the hat sort of like a trucker hat.”

“I met him at Wimbledon this year,” Paul said. “I got to hit with him a little bit. So cool. I got to talk to him and think he’s going to start helping us a little bit.”

“Was always a goal for me to turn pro,” he said. “I committed to (University of) Georgia, I really thought I was going to school until before the French Open. I went to some futures in Europe and I did pretty well there.

After the French, I said ‘now I’m going to do it’.

After the Juniors next week, Paul will be playing Challenger events.

 

Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama News at the US Open

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A First Round Loss at US Open for Sofia Kenin Provides the “Best Experience”

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(August 31, 2015)FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Flashback to a year ago – 15-year-old Sofia Kenin lost in the first round of the US Open Juniors on Court 6. Move forward to this year, when Kenin, the No. 8 ranked junior girl, loses a first round match on the same court, but this time, it’s the main draw at Flushing Meadows to Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-3, 6-1. Kenin won the USTA Girls’ National 18s singles title in August to receive a wildcard into the US Open.

 

“I won seven matches,“ Kenin said about the national event. “In the final, I beat (No. 1 seed) (Tornado) Alicia Black. It was a very tough match so I knew if I’d win I’d be here and I was just so happy, took it one match at a time there. Played my game and tried to get to this position.”

Despite her main draw loss, the Floridian, who was born in Moscow, remained upbeat.

“So different playing in a major. The fans out there were just cheering me on. It was such an amazing experience, I was unfortunate to have lost but I knew it was going to be tough.”

“Best experience, just going, staying in the tournament hotel and having those cars take me here is just a different experience. It’s so great.” (Main draw singles players get access to cars to take them where they want to go, in addition to transporting them to their matches.)

Kenin who’ll be practicing between now and when the Junior competition begins on the weekend has not decided whether or not she’ll turn professional.

“I think I’m going to have to decide after this tournament,” said the 16-year-old.

Kenin began playing tennis at a very young age.

“When I was little I was always playing with (tennis) balls and my Dad and my Mom decided to see if I’m good at tennis and I went and I had massive talent,” she said Ok let’s try. I trained at Rick Macci (Tennis Academy) when I was little and he got me the strokes and the motion.”

Kenin said that Macci said that “wow she’s learning real fast” and she just continued on to the point in her career. She is primarily coached by her father

Kenin, whose tennis role model is Serena Williams said: “I hope to be No. 1 in the world,” but would be happy being in the Top Ten. “She’s always winning and trying hard,” she said of Williams.

What’s next for Kenin after the US Open Junior tournament? She plans on playing some ITF events in the US and in the winter the Orange Bowl. She won the Orange Bowl last year.

 

Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama at the US Open.

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Serena Williams Advances Easily While Fourth Seed Nishikori Falls on Day 1 of US Open

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(August 31, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Last year’s US Open men’s finalist and fourth seed Kei Nishikori lost in the first round on Monday while several women’s seeds tumbled out on the first day of Flushing Meadows.

No such drama for the No. 1 seed Serena Williams seeking the US Open to complete a calendar Grand Slam. She moved a step closer to history with an easy win over 86th ranked Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia who retired from the match trailing 6-0, 2-0. She said that she felt a sharp pain hitting a backhand during a point.

“It was definitely different and bizarre,” the 33-year-old Williams said. “But at the same time, I was still focused. I kept thinking: Just stay focused; don’t lose it. You never know what can happen.”

Williams march to completing the first Grand Slam since 1988 seems to have been made easier when a deluge of seeds from her half of the draw lost. They included: No. 3 Maria Sharapova who withdrew on Sunday with an injured right leg, No. 7 Ana Ivanovic, No. 8 Karolina Pliskova and No. 10 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 21 Jelena Jankovic, No. 29 Sloane Stephens (who beat Williams in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2013) and No. 30 Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The 21-time major champion will play the Netherlands Kiki Bertens. “I think she’s playing well, Williams said. “She does a lot of things well. She has a big serve. It’s definitely something that I look forward to. See what happens.”

“I’m not a person that usually looks at the draws,” Williams said. “I just take it as it comes and as it goes.”

Kei Nishikori was the only shock on the men’s side when the fourth seed fell to France’s Benoit Paire Nishikori’s 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 despite having two match points in the fourth set tiebreak.

“It’s very sad to lose always first round, but I think he was playing good tennis,” Nishikori said. “So, I mean, I don’t think I played bad. Didn’t play great, but still, it’s never easy first match. He’s a good player.

“You know, try to think about next one, and I hope I can come back strong next year.”

“Today for me, when I come on court I know I can beat Nishikori,” Paire said. “I place twice time; I lost two time, but very tough match.

“So when I come on the court, I say, come on. You can beat Kei. He has a game — it’s not like if I play against Roger Federer. For me it’s different because he has good serve.

“Against Kei I know I can play, and for sure some volleys. For me it’s important because I know I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself. I say, Okay, for sure you can break him.

“So the most important thing is to feel good and to have fun. I think today that’s the most important thing.”

The man Nishikori lost to in last year’s final had few problems in his 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 win.

“I think this tournament is giving me the best chance to play the best over here,” Marin Cilic said. Even before last year, in the past years I was always playing pretty well and reached few times quarterfinals. Even in those matches had some chances. Close to making it to the semis.

“Coming this year again is definitely very special moment for me in my whole career. This experience of, you know, defending the Grand Slam title for the first time is something that I’m going to learn for sure a lot from.”

No. 1 Novak Djokovic destroyed  Brazil’s Joao Souza 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 in 71 minutes.

“I couldn’t ask for a better opening of this year’s US Open,” Djokovic said.” Hopefully I can continue in that rhythm.”

Sixteenth seed Gael Monfils retired from his match with a back against Illya Marchenko while trailing 2-6, 6-4, 5-0, 30-0.

Eighth seed Rafael Nadal, playing in the Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013, beat teenager Borna Coric 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 in second night match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. “Very happy to be back,” Nadal said, “and to be through.”

“I think I played great. The first two sets I played a very high level of tennis. Seriously, then I get a little bit tired. I had some problems. I was sweating a lot. I lost little bit — you know, I don’t feel enough strong after that, no?

“I had little bit of stomach problem so I felt not perfect, physically perfect then.

“But then in the fourth I recovered little bit. I played again more aggressive. Finally was important victory for me. Happy the way that I played when I was, you know, physically good.”

RESULTS – AUGUST 31, 2015
Women’s
Singles – First Round

(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS) 60 20 retired (Left ankle injury)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. (7) Ana Ivanovic 63 36 63
(Q) Anna Tatishvili (USA) d. (8) Karolina Pliskova 62 61
Denisa Allertova (CZE) d. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) 61 76(5)
(12) Belinda Bencic (SUI) d. Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) 61 62
(13) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. Teliana Pereira (BRA) 63 63
(15) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 62 63
(17) Elina Svitolina (UKR) d. (Q) Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) 61 64
(18) Madison Keys (USA) d. Klara Koukalova (CZE) 62 64
(WC) Oceane Dodin (FRA) d. (21) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 26 75 63
(23) Venus Williams (USA) d. Monica Puig (PUR) 64 67(7) 63
(25) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Alison Riske (USA) 64 63
CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) d. (29) Sloane Stephens (USA) 64 63
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (30) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 63 75
(31) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) d. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) 64 75
(Q) Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) 36 64 62
(WC) Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) d. (Q) Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) 64 63
Tereza Smitkova (CZE) d. Andreea Mitu (ROU) 76(4) 62
Magda Linette (POL) d. Urszula Radwanska (POL) 76(3) 61
Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 63 63
Irina Falconi (USA) d. (WC) Samantha Crawford (USA) 64 62
(Q) Anett Kontaveit (EST) d. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 75 62
Madison Brengle (USA) d. Saisai Zheng 62 57 75
(LL) Daria Kasatkina (RUS) d. Daria Gavrilova (AUS) 62 46 75
Ana Konjuh (CRO) d. Tatjana Maria (GER) 64 64
Bojana Jovanovski (SRB) d. Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) 62 62
Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 61 61
Lauren Davis (USA) d. Heather Watson (GBR) 76(3) 76(0)
Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Vania King (USA) 64 64
Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) d. (WC) Sofia Kenin (USA) 63 61
Polona Hercog (SLO) d. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 62 75
(Q) Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) 75 63

Men’s singles

Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] d. Joao Souza (BRA) 61 61 61
Benoit Paire (FRA) d. Kei Nishikori (JPN) [4] 64 36 46 76(6) 64 – saved 2 MP
Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] d. Guido Pella (ARG) 63 76(3) 76(3)
Milos Raonic (CAN) [10] d. Tim Smyczek (USA) 64 76(8) 61
David Goffin (BEL) [14] d. Simone Bolelli (ITA) 64 61 62
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [17] d. Matthew Ebden (AUS) 64 62 64
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [18] d. Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 76(5) 61 63
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [19] d. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 63 61 61
Andreas Seppi (ITA) [25] d. Tommy Paul (USA) 64 60 75
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [26] d. Michael Berrer (GER) 62 62 64
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) [27] d. Ryan Shane (USA) 62 61 67(6) 62
Mardy Fish (USA) d. Marco Cecchinato (ITA) 67(5) 63 61 63
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. Tommy Haas (GER) 36 61 67(3) 63 61
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) d. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 63 63 30 ret.
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. John Millman (AUS) 61 36 76(3) 64
Marcel Granollers (ESP) d. Lukas Lacko (SVK) 62 63 61
Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) d. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 62 67(3) 62 64
Marsel Ilhan (TUR) d. Radek Stepanek (CZE) 60 26 64 32 ret,
Ricardas Berankis (LTU) d. Joao Sousa (POR) 62 62 46 26 76(4)

Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama News at the US Open

 

 

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Maria Sharapova Withdraws from the US Open

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(August 30, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Third seed Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the US Open with a leg injury which kept her out of Toronto and Cincinnati events this summer.

She said on her FaceBook page:

“Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open. I have done everything possible to be ready but it was just not enough time. To all my amazing fans, I will be back in the Asian swing in a few weeks and look forward to finishing the year healthy and strong.”

Sharapova will be replaced in the draw by Russian Daria Kasatkina.

The tournament begins on Monday.

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US Open 2015 – Schedule for Day 1: Monday, August 31, 2015

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US Open 2015

Schedule for Day 1: Monday, August 31, 2015

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[7]

Not Before: 1:00 PM

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Monica Puig (PUR) vs. Venus Williams (USA)[23]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[1] vs. Joao Souza (BRA)

Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM Start

2015 US OPEN OPENING CEREMONY

1.

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Serena Williams (USA)[1] vs. Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Borna Coric (CRO) vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP)[8]

 

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Kei Nishikori (JPN)[4] vs. Benoit Paire (FRA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Marin Cilic (CRO)[9] vs. Guido Pella (ARG)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Coco Vandeweghe (USA) vs. Sloane Stephens (USA)[29]

Not before 5:00 PM

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Illya Marchenko (UKR) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA)[16]

 

Grandstand 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Marco Cecchinato (ITA) vs. Mardy Fish (USA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Anna Tatishvili (USA) vs. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)[8]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Radu Albot (MDA) vs. David Ferrer (ESP)[7]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Madison Keys (USA)[19] vs. Klara Koukalova (CZE)

Court 4 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Saisai Zheng (CHN) vs. Madison Brengle (USA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Magda Linette (POL) vs. Urszula Radwanska (POL)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Jerzy Janowicz (POL) vs. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Sam Groth (AUS) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)

Court 5 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Matthew Ebden (AUS) vs. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)[17]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Fernando Verdasco (ESP) vs. Tommy Haas (GER)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Belinda Bencic (SUI)[12] vs. Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)

Court 6 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Sofia Kenin (USA) vs. Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Tommy Paul (USA) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA)[25]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)[10] vs. Denisa Allertova (CZE)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)[23] vs. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA)

Court 7 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Jessica Pegula (USA) vs. Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[30]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Jeremy Chardy (FRA)[27] vs. Ryan Shane (USA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)

Court 9 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) vs. Kaia Kanepi (EST)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. John Millman (AUS)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Ana Konjuh (CRO) vs. Tatjana Maria (GER)

Court 10 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[18]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Florian Mayer (GER) vs. Martin Klizan (SVK)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Misaki Doi (JPN)

Court 11 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[15]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)[19] vs. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Irina Falconi (USA) vs. Samantha Crawford (USA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

LL Daria Kasatkina (RUS) vs. Daria Gavrilova (AUS)

 

Court 12 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Teliana Pereira (BRA) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)[13]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Lukas Lacko (SVK) vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Lucas Pouille (FRA) vs. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Kiki Bertens (NED) vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO)

Court 13 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Simone Bolelli (ITA) vs. David Goffin (BEL)[14]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Oceane Dodin (FRA) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)[21]

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Michael Berrer (GER) vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP)[26]

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Vania King (USA) vs. Roberta Vinci (ITA)

Court 14 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Marsel Ilhan (TUR) vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Elina Svitolina (UKR)[17] vs. Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Polona Hercog (SLO) vs. Zarina Diyas (KAZ)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Elias Ymer (SWE) vs. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

Court 15 11:00 AM Start

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Joao Sousa (POR) vs. Ricardas Berankis (LTU)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)[31v]s . Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Tereza Smitkova (CZE) vs. Andreea Mitu (ROU)

Court 16 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Lara Arruabarrena (ESP) vs. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Filip Krajinovic (SRB) vs. Alejandro Gonzalez (COL)

Court 17 11:00 AM Start

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Lauren Davis (USA) vs. Heather Watson (GBR)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Milos Raonic (CAN)[10] vs. Tim Smyczek (USA)

  1. Women’s Singles – Round 1

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN)[25] vs. Alison Riske (USA)

  1. Men’s Singles – Round 1

Fabio Fognini (ITA)[32] vs. Steve Johnson (USA)

Men’s Singles Draw

Women’s Singles Draw

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