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NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep followed the same express path into the second round of the U.S. Open as Serena Williams, advancing 6-2 3-0 after New Zealand's Marina Erakovic retired with a knee injury on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style on Monday, while Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical run to the final came to a shuddering halt.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Fun-loving Frenchman Benoit Paire registered the biggest shock of an upset-filled opening day at the U.S. Open with a stunning five-set victory over 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan on Monday.
Aug 31 (Reuters) - World number two Roger Federer launches his bid for a sixth U.S. Open title, and his first since 2008, with a first-round match against Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday's first day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori was back in the U.S. Open spotlight on Monday but for all the wrong reasons as last year's runner-up headlined a day of first-round upsets at Flushing Meadows.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Marin Cilic made a strong start in defense of his U.S. Open title by powering past Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-3 7-6(3) 7-6(3) in Monday's opening day at the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Fourth seed Kei Nishikori's hopes of making another magical U.S. Open run came to a quick end on Monday as last year's runner-up fell at the first hurdle, falling 6-4 3-6 4-6 7-6 (6) 6-4 to Frenchman Benoit Paire.