• The upset of Sam Stosur by 17-year-old American Victoria Duval was the story of the day (we will get to it in a minute), but other than that it was a pretty friendly day for the favorites.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Victoria Azarenka cruised in their first round matches, with names like Caroline Wozniacki, Sara Errani and John Isner also enjoying a friendly Tuesday, with none of these names dropping a set.
• American Donald Young, who made a splash in this tournament back in 2011 when he advanced to the fourth round, won his match in straight sets against Martin Klizan to advance to the second round in a Grand Slam for the first time since the 2012 Australian Open.
In what not only was the upset of the day but also the match of the day, 17-year-old American Victoria Duval beat No. 11 Sam Stosur, a pick of lot of people had advancing deep into this tournament considering her friendly bracket.
Duval lost the first set 7-5, but bounced back, taking the second and third sets 6-4 to advance to the second round at the U.S. Open.
The Duval story is great considering she was playing in the junior event here last year and while the teenager seemed composed on the court as she took out a former champion of this event, she told ESPN after the match, "I’m just so excited!"
Wednesday will give us Andy Murray's opening round, Sloane Stephen's return to the court after a near upset on Monday, and both Serena and Venus Williams attempting to advance to the third round.
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- Victoria Azarenka
- Sam Stosur
- Caroline Wozniacki
- Novak Djokovic
- Roger Federer