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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

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

2011-US-Open-Tennis-Tournament

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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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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Maria Sharapova

(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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Top US Open Seeds Meet the Media in Flushing Meadows

(August 29, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY) The top seeds at the 2015 US Open met the media on Saturday ahead of Monday’s start of the last major of the year.

Third seed Andy Murray and second seed Simona Halep spoke to the media in the relaxed setting of Media Garden located behind Arthur Ashe stadium.

Murray was asked about playing the controversial Nick Kyrgios in the first round, which is projected to be a very competitive match for the Scotsman.

“For me it’s just a tennis match,” Murray said. “I go about the match in the best way possible by getting all the things, getting all the tactics, and everything sorted and you know, tailor my practices the next few days around his game style and that’s what I’ll be doing. You don’t obviously pay attention to the other stuff.”

Murray talked about past match-ups with the Australian. Murray holds a 3-0 record against his challenger.

“Every match is a new match. You can learn, obviously, from those previous matches, see what things worked and what things didn’t, but he might come in and do something completely different against me next time, so I need to be prepared for that. He’s quite an unpredictable player so you need to expect that when you go on the court.

Yeah I’ve played well against him, I played good matches, but he’s obviously a top player, you know, just missed out in a seeding here and I’m sure he’ll be one of the top players here in the next few years.

On playing Kyrgios at the US Open: “To be honest, I think he likes playing on big stages. That’s where he’s played his best tennis throughout his career. Last year he’d only won one or two matches outside of Slams in the whole year. This year, his results have been inconsistent but at the Slams he made quarters. In Australia, I played him in the third round at the French and at Wimbledon he was close to reaching the quarters again there. I would expect him to be ready for the match. He gets himself fired up for the big events.”

Simona Halep

Simona Halep

For Romania’s Simona Halep, despite a recent left knee problem, she’s really to go.

“Now, I’m feeling great; I’ve recovered and I’m ready to start.”

“I think in the past I didn’t believe that I had the chance to do great here. Now, I’m feeling better and I’m feeling more confident. I had two great weeks before here and I think it’s going to help me. I’m just going to enjoy it and I’m not going to think about the pressure.

“Actually, I play well when there’s pressure, but not too much.”

Asked she wanted Serena Williams to win the Grand She said:

“If I will not be in the finals, then I want her to win. If I’m in the finals with her, then I want to win.

“I said that because she has a big chance to win all four Grand Slams this year. I think she has enough power to do that, but of course I want to win. I just want to take it match-by-match.

 

The Media Day interviews moved over to Media Interview Room One as last year’s US Open finalist Kei Nishikori took on the press.

“I think from last year this time I kind of stepped one up and I raised my level after this tournament, so I’m very happy with everything this year. Especially this summer I’ve been playing really well, from Washington and Montreal. I unfortunately got hurt and couldn’t play Cincinnati but still I feel very good physically and also tennis-wise, so very exciting, and it’s going to be a big challenge for me to play this year, again, but I’m very confident.”

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic entered his news conference with a stuffed animal Mickey Mouse, which he sat on the desk.

The Serb is really to take on New York. “Generally I have huge incentive and motivation to play US Open as any other Grand Slam, Djokovic said.”
“These are the events where you want to perform your best. These are the events
where you want to go far and compete for the title. Just being here is a pleasure and of
course as anybody else, I’m excited and looking forward to getting on the court”
Djokovic is coming into the US Open aiming to win his third major of the  year. He won three majors in 2011.
He compared his game in 2011 to now:
“I’m a different person, a different player today than I was in 2011, so it’s kind of hard to
compare tennis-wise. I think physically I’m stronger and I’m able to endure longer than I did in 2011 and maybe there are some slight differences in the game, but generally as you grow older you’re kind of maturing and you’re trying to develop your game and get your game to the highest possible level. I think this season, results-wise (is) pretty close to 2011. What I achieved in 2011 is hard to repeat, so this season is definitely just behind that one. But I don’t usually like to compare myself to any other season because every season brings some new challenges at both professional and private levels so it’s pretty different.”
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Roger Federer is coming off a title in Cincinnati where he played a more aggressively, beating Djokovic in the final, and in some matches returning serves from just behind the service line. The Swiss was asked about this aggressive style game.

“It all starts with the serve, to be quite honest,” Federer said.

If you’re able to hold your serve, I don’t want to say you can do pretty much anything on the return, but chances are it’s in your favor. You don’t know if you’re going to hold most of the serves, but I did that very well last week, so I’m sure that’s where the service helped me, but … after that, as the tournament went on, I decided to keep up aggressive play because it didn’t just start against Murray and Djokovic, I had already been doing it against Bautista and also Kevin Anderson, so from that standpoint I was very happy that I was able to keep it up.”

“If I’m going to do it here, as well, at practice so far conditions definitely allow you to do. I think the ball flies faster here. The surface is slightly different than last week, so a slight adjustment to be done there. I’m just really focused on my first round. It’s really tough to be playing Leonardo Mayer, so I have to come back to reality after the good week I had last week and go from there.”

Federer, a five-time winner at the US Open, last made a final in 2009. He has not come close since and was asked about it.

“On the run I was on, to ‘08 and even ‘09, in the finals, clearly I was hoping for it to be endless, but you know that’s not realistic, and ’10 and ’11 were tough matches in the semis against Novak, “Federer said. “So I came very close.”

“Clearly my focus needs to be not trying to win the tournament right away, that’d be thinking too far ahead. I haven’t been in a finals in this tournament as of late. I came close, but close is not good enough. I’ve tried to build up as we move forward.”

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal comes into Flushing Meadows ranked the lowest he’s been in many years at No. 8. The Spaniard will face a rising star on the ATP tour in Borna Coric in his first round.

“He’s a tough player,” Nadal said. “He’s a young player with a lot of energy and he’s a big competitor. He’s one of the players that is the future of our sport, so it’s a tough one, but I’m playing well. I feel like I’m ready. He’s a complete player with a great serve and a very good backhand. He’s a big competitor. I don’t remember playing him before. It was a tough week for me; I had the surgery the week after. I don’t remember it very well, but I think I played very bad. If he played well then he deserved to win, but hopefully Monday will be a different story.

Nadal says that he’s coming into the tournament with not as much stress.

‘My stress is much less than it was at the beginning of the season,” said the two-time US Open champion. I’m feeling better

myself. As a tennis player, I’m feeling better today than I was a couple of months ago. I’ve worked a lot these last couple of months.

“I know the process; It’s a challenge for me. to find the level of play that I’ve been at a lot of times in my career. I’m practicing great, now it’s time to play that great against the competition. The level of tennis is very close to being back there.”

On getting his confidence back, Nadal said: “To have the confidence back you need to win. If you’re not winning, then you won’t have high confidence. To win you need to play well. To win a lot you need to play very well and have a lot of confidence, and I’m playing well today.”

Nadal also clarified to press that he did not refuse to play with or against Nick Kyrgios in a charity exhibition for John McEnroe’s foundation.

“I was never supposed to play a doubles match,” Nadal explained. “First, I was only supposed to play singles in the exhibition. That was wrong information. Second, I never knew I had to play against Kyrgios; I was told I was going to play Lleyton Hewitt. No one asked me to play doubles with Nick Kyrgios. I was only asked to play a singles match; since Roland Garros I knew that. This story that I was supposed to play a doubles match? I don’t know where that story comes from.”

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Maria Sharapova is coming back from a muscle strain in her leg which kept her out of Cincinnati and Toronto.

“It’s always just the adjustment of being a professional athlete in a sport that requires many weeks out of the year to compete ata high level,” said the 2006 US Open champion. “Don’t always know where some things come from but sometimes you have to make adjustments to be healthy and ready for the big ones. I’ve had to make adjustments throughout the year and it only gets tougher as you get older, of course”

 

Asked about her preparation for the US Open, the Russian said: I’ve done everything I could to be ready. There’s nothing more that I could have done, so yeah, I hope to be ready.”

 

Sharapova faces a test in her first round match-up against countrywoman Daria Gavrilova who beat her in Miami.

“Well, obviously she’s a really great player and a tough first round we’ve gone back and forth with our results this year,” Sharapova said. “She beat me in Miami and I had a good win against her in Rome so yeah, she’s a really good opponent.”

 

Serena Williams held her pre-US Open news conference after the draw on Thursday.

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2015 US Open Seeds Announced

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

(August 25, 2015) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – The USTA has announced the seeds for the 2015 US Open which begins on August 31st. Going for the Grand Slam is top seed Serena Williams for the women and Novak Djokovic aiming for his third major of the year is the No. men’s seed.

 

2015 US Open Women’s Singles Seeds

 

1.    Serena Williams, United States

2.    Simona Halep, Romania

3.    Maria Sharapova, Russia

4.    Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark

5.    Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic

6.    Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic

7.    Ana Ivanovic, Serbia

8.    Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic

9.    Garbiñe Muguruza, Spain

10.  Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain

11.  Angelique Kerber, Germany

12.  Belinda Bencic, Switzerland

13.  Ekaterina Makarova, Russia

14.  Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland

15.  Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland

16.  Sara Errani, Italy

17.  Elina Svitolina, Ukraine

18.  Andrea Petkovic, Germany

19.  Madison Keys, United States

20.  Victoria Azarenka, Belarus

21.  Jelena Jankovic, Serbia

22.  Samantha Stosur, Australia

23.  Venus Williams, United States

24.  Sabine Lisicki, Germany

25.  Eugenie Bouchard, Canada

26.  Flavia Pennetta, Italy

27.  Alizé Cornet, France

28.  Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania

29.  Sloane Stephens, United States

30.  Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia

31.  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia

32.  Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Slovakia

 

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2015 US Open Men’s Singles Seeds

 

1.    Novak Djokovic, Serbia

2.    Roger Federer, Switzerland

3.    Andy Murray, Great Britain

4.    Kei Nishikori, Japan

5.    Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland

6.    Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic

7.    David Ferrer, Spain

8.    Rafael Nadal, Spain

9.    Marin Cilic, Croatia

10.  Milos Raonic, Canada

11.  Gilles Simon, France

12.  Richard Gasquet, France

13.  John Isner, United States

14.  David Goffin, Belgium

15.  Kevin Anderson, South Africa

16.  Gael Monfils, France

17.  Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria

18.  Feliciano Lopez, Spain

19.  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France

20.  Dominic Thiem, Austria

21.  Ivo Karlovic, Croatia

22.  Viktor Troicki, Serbia

23.  Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

24.  Bernard Tomic, Australia

25.  Andreas Seppi, Italy

26.  Tommy Robredo, Spain

27.  Jeremy Chardy, France

28.  Jack Sock, United States

29.  Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany

30.  Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil

31.  Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain

32.  Fabio Fognini, Italy

 

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