The US Open tennis 2010 schedule is almost done for round one. Thus far, the US Open tennis 2010 has been peaceful, as the field has stayed stable on top. Usually, that is not a surprising or notable thing, since top seeds are supposed to breeze through the first week. However, those who watched Wimbledon know how crazy and challenging the opening days can get sometimes. Yet, at the moment, the US Open tennis 2010 schedule doesn’t have big upsets or record setting matches.
Both Rafael Nadal and Caroline Wozniacki began their quest for a Flushing Meadows breakthrough last night. Wozniacki was not tested against Chelsey Gullickson, winning both sets by 6-1. Yet Nadal had to work early against Teimuraz Gabashvili, before prevailing 7-6, 7-6, 6-3.
If the US Open tennis 2010 schedule proves difficult for Nadal in week one, it will be heavily scrutinized. He has never won here, and is trying to complete a career Grand Slam. However, he looked to be in questionable shape when Wimbledon started, before taking utter control in the second week.
For Wozniacki, she has come under fire for how she ends major tournaments, rather than how she begins them. Yet there is still a lot of US Open tennis 2010 to play before she can answer those questions.
Today, the second round gets under way for many players, although there are still some first-round matches to go. The highest-profile US Open tennis 2010 contender not to start yet is Andy Murray, as the fourth seed finally takes the court against Lukas Kacko this afternoon.
As for the second round, Venus Williams will return to Arthur Ashe Stadium as she faces Rebecca Marino. Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters will then headline the night-time action at Arthur Ashe. John Isner and Melanie Oudin will each play at Louis Armstrong Stadium, while Francesca Schiavone is over at the grandstand.
Although no one big has been knocked off in round one, Novak Djokovic and Robin Soderling have already been pushed to five sets, while Maria Sharapove and Jelena Jankovic went the distance. The US Open tennis 2010 upsets haven’t quite started in full yet, but they are usually frequent when the floodgates are opened.
Williams, Clijsters and Roddick will try to avoid opening those gates today, while Nadal, Wozniacki and Roger Federer rest for their next US Open tennis 2010 matches.
US Open- “Schedule Of Play”
Long Island Tennis Magazine- “The Stars Struggle But Survive on Day Two of the 2010 US Open”