U.S. Open 2012: Federer Cruises, Americans Fish, Blake Advance

The 2012 U.S. Open is underway in Queens. Follow along with previews and updates below and see live scores here.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Schedule And TV Coverage: Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Serena Williams Highlight Day 2

The 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament continues in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., as many marquee names take to the court for their opening-round matches on the second day.

Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams all will take the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.

Roddick, the 2002 champion and No. 20 seed, faces fellow American Rhyne Williams at 1 pm. Roddick reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open a year ago. He has not reached as far as the semifinals since he was the runner-up in 2006.

The second-seeded and defending champion Djokovic is looking to bounce back from disappointing finishes at Wimbledon and the Olympics, where he failed to reach the final. He will face Italian Paolo Lorenzi at 7 p.m.

Williams looks to continue her summer hot streak as she faces Coco Vandeweghe. Williams has won this event three times and reached the final in 2010, her most recent appearance. She will play immediately following the conclusion of the Djokovic match.

All matches will be broadcast on either the Tennis Channel or ESPN2. The full schedule of the US Open's events can be found on the tournament's website. The full television schedule can be found here

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2012 U.S. Open Scores: Victoria Azarenka Cruises Through Opening Round

Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka had little trouble in her opening-round match at the 2012 U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. The 23-year-old from Belarus dominated Russian Alexandra Panova, 6-0, 6-1. Azarenka has 12 career singles titles, but has never been able to advance past the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

The world No. 1 cruised through her initial match, winning seven of eight possible break points. Azarenka was dominant on her first serve, winning 78% of those points. Contrast that with Panova, who struggled mightily, winning an abysmal 13% of her first-serve points. Azarenka also used her 5'11 stature to take five of six net points.

Azarenka is looking for her second Grand Slam title of 2012. She was victorious at the Australian Open earlier this year.

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U.S. Open 2012 Tennis Scores: Kim Clijsters Advances In Final Grand Slam

Belgian Kim Clijsters has advanced through the opening round in her last Grand Slam tournament, defeating 16-year-old American Victoria Duval. Clijsters had little trouble with Duval, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

The young Duval, playing in her first U.S. Open, was unable to post a single ace against Clijsters. Duval also struggled on her second serve, winning just 13% of those points. Clijsters was in control for much of the match, amassing five aces and winning 83% of her first-serve points.

The fan-favorite Clijsters has won three U.S. Open singles titles, her most recent coming in 2010. The 29-year-old has already announced that she will retire from tennis at the end of the year, making the U.S. Open the final time she will compete for a Grand Slam title.

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U.S. Open 2012 Tennis Scores: Mardy Fish Wins First-Round Match

American Mardy Fish has advanced through the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Fish was tested through his opening-round match by Go Soeda of Japan. The two men battled through tiebreaks in the first two sets, but Fish was finally able to overtake Seoda in the final set and take the match 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Fish, the No. 23 seed, won the match on the strength of his serve. He finished with 12 aces to just three for Seoda, and won 75% of his first-serve points compared to 63% for his opponent. Fish's second serve was also effective, garnering 62% of the points, compared to 49% for Geoda,

The best overall finish for Fish in the U.S. Open came in 2008, when he advanved to the quarterfinals.

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U.S. Open 2012 Tennis Scores: Maria Sharapova Advances Easily

Third-ranked Maria Sharapova had little trouble in her first round match against Melinda Czink at the U.S. Open, defeating the Hungarian, 6-2, 6-2, on Monday. The Russian generally dominated the match, rebounding well from her defeat against Serena Williams in the Olympic final.

Early in the match, Czink was able to keep up with Sharapova, but things quickly came together for the No. 3 seed after the first set was tied 2-2. Czink often looked overwhelmed in her U.S. Open debut against one of the world's best players.

In addition to Sharapova, France's Marion Bartoli has advanced from the first round after a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Jamie Hampton, a 22-year-old American. The world's No. 11 player, Bartoli has never won a major tournament before, but she reached the Wimbledon final in 2007.

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U.S. Open 2012 Scores: Jack Sock, 19-Year-Old American, Earns Huge Win At 2012 U.S. Open

19-year-old American Jack Sock earned a big U.S. Open win by defeating No. 22 seed Florian Mayer of Germany, 6-3, 6-2, 3-2, on Monday.

It was a relatively easy match for Sock, who had nine aces compared to two for Mayer and hit 34 winners, with Mayer hitting just eight in the match and easily handled the highly-ranked Mayer, despite 23 unforced errors. Sock also dominated on 2nd-serve points, something that has become a staple of his game over the past year. Sock's powerful serve would also prove to be too much for Mayer, with Sock averaging 109 m.p.h. on the match.

Sock will move on to face the winner of Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic and Italy's Flavio Cipolla in Round 2. This is Sock's second U.S. Open win after defeating in the first round in 2011 before losing to Andy Roddick in Round 2.

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Can Anyone Knock Out Sharapova In Her Region?

The final major of the tennis season get underway Monday at the 2012 U.S. Open. We're previewing each section of the draw. Up next: The Sharapova Region.

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The Azarenka Region Is Loaded

The final major of the tennis season get underway Monday at the 2012 U.S. Open. We're previewing each section of the draw. Up next: The Azarenka Region.

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Can Murray's Momentum Continue?

The final major of the tennis season get underway Monday at the 2012 U.S. Open. We're previewing each section of the draw. Up next: The Murray Region.

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The Federer Region, Where You Have No Hope

The final major of the tennis season get underway Monday at the 2012 U.S. Open. We're previewing each section of the draw, starting with Roger Federer's region.

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Trying Out For The 2012 U.S. Open ... As A Ballboy

Dan Rubenstein heads to Flushing Meadows in New York City to tryout for the 2012 U.S.Open Championship. A racquet won't be necessary for what he's aiming for though.

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U.S. Open Draw 2012: Roger Federer, Andy Murray Rematch Possible In Semis

The draw for the 2012 U.S. Open has been announced and an Olympic finals reprise could be in the cards.

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