Roddick holds serve and American court

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Roddick holds serve and American court

Tuesday’s first round at the U.S. Open was an All-American affair
Andy Roddick’s last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 U.S. Open. Even as Roddick’s 30th birthday approaches Thursday, his serve was old school in a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory. “You really don’t see that shot,” Rhyne Williams, who took the loss, said glowingly about Roddick’s serve.
Appearing in his 13th consecutive U.S. Open – and wearing all-American sneakers for the occasion, replete with red and white stripes and white stars on a blue background – Andy Roddick served up a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 loss to 21-year-old qualifier Rhyne Williams of Knoxville, Tenn.
Following Andy Roddick into Arthur Ashe Stadium was 32-year-old Venus Williams, playing her first U.S. Open match since she pulled out before the second round in 2011 and revealed she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. She beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1.
Serena Williams began her bid for a 15th major title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over 75th-ranked CoCo Vandeweghe in Tuesday’s final U.S. Open match in Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
U.S. Open

NEW YORK – A look at Tuesday’s play at the $25.5 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
Weather: Mostly sunny and breezy. High of 87.
Attendance: NA.
Men’s Seeded Winners: No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 11 Nicolas Almagro, No. 14 Alexandr Dolgopolov, No. 15 Milos Raonic, No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka No. 20 Andy Roddick, No. 27 Sam Querrey and No. 31 Julien Benneteau.
Men’s Seeded Losers: No. 10 Juan Monaco.
Women’s Seeded Winners: No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 4 Serena Williams, No. 6 Angelique Kerber, No. 10 Sara Errani, No. 12 Ana Ivanovic, No. 13 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 14 Maria Kirilenko, No. 20 Roberta Vinci and No. 30 Jelena Jankovic,
Women’s Seeded Losers: No. 8 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 22 Francesca Schiavone, No. 24 Klara Zakopalova, No. 26 Monica Niculescu, No. 29 Tamira Paszek, and No. 32 Peng Shuai.
Top Players on the Court Today: Men – No. 3 Andy Murray vs. Ivan Dodig, No. 4 David Ferrer vs. Kevin Anderson, No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro vs. opponent TBA, No. 9 John Isner vs. Xavier Malisse. Women – No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. Kirsten Flipkens, No. 3 Maria Sharapova vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino, No. 5 Petra Kvitova vs. Alize Cornet, No. 7 Sam Stosur vs. Edina Gallovits-Hall, No. 23 Kim Clijsters vs. Laura Robson.
Stat of the Day: No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Nina Bratchikova, 6-1, 6-1, while sister Urszula lost by the same score to No. 20 Roberta Vinci.
Quote of the Day: “I always joke because people say sport is good for you. But we are always hurting. It’s hard on the heart, too,” Ana Ivanovic said.
Today on TV: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Tennis Channel; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. ESPN2.
On This Date (Aug. 29, 1978): The USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows opened. Bjorn Borg beat Bob Hewitt in straight sets to win the first match played at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Associated Press

Roddick holds serve and American court

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Andy Roddick’s last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 U.S. Open. Even as Roddick’s 30th birthday approaches Thursday, his serve was old school in a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory. “You really don’t see that shot,” Rhyne Williams, who took the loss, said glowingly about Roddick’s serve.
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Appearing in his 13th consecutive U.S. Open – and wearing all-American sneakers for the occasion, replete with red and white stripes and white stars on a blue background – Andy Roddick served up a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 loss to 21-year-old qualifier Rhyne Williams of Knoxville, Tenn.
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Following Andy Roddick into Arthur Ashe Stadium was 32-year-old Venus Williams, playing her first U.S. Open match since she pulled out before the second round in 2011 and revealed she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. She beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1.
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Serena Williams began her bid for a 15th major title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over 75th-ranked CoCo Vandeweghe in Tuesday’s final U.S. Open match in Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
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