QUEENS, NY, August 29, 2016 –
The US Open began under sunny, hot skies. And matches were filled with sizzling excitement from the get-go.
The first upset: unseeded Kyle Edmond (GBR) dropped 13-seed Richard Gasquet (FRA) in three straight sets. Later, unseeded Shelby Rogers (USA) waved off 27-seed Sara Errani (ITA).
Other big winners today were 1-seed Novak Djokovic (SRB), 2-seed Angelique Kerber (GER, pictured above); 3-seed Garbine Muguruza; 4-seed Rafael Nadal (ESP); 5-seed Milos Raonic; 7-seed Roberta Vinci (ITA); and 7-seed Marin Cilic (CRO).
BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY ONE
Reporter question: “What has been the most wonderful match in your career?”
Gael Monfils: “Honestly, the first time I beat my dad.”
CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY ONE
Those who were scheduled to attend the Opening Night ceremony:
Actor Alec Baldwin, actress Debra Messing, actor Leslie Odom, Jr., singer Jewel, editrix Anna Wintour, designer Vera Wang, chef Emeril Lagasse, ex-boxing champ Mike Tyson, actress Susan Sarandon, TV personality Tamron Hall, tennis champ Flavia Pennetta , NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, model Martha Hunt, model Helena Christensen, TV personalities Ryan and Emilia Serhant, actor Steve Guttenberg, and celebrity trainer Shaun T, and former tennis players James Blake, Mary Carillo, and Martina Navratilova.
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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY ONE
Au revoir, Richard Gasquet! One of the smoothest backhanders in the game lost his first match.
Former boxer Mike Tyson, chatting with reporters before attending Opening Night.
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2016 US OPEN DIARY – LIVE REPORTING – NEWSWHISTLE
Day One – Monday, August 29 – First Round
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