2012 U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic Cruises, Caroline Wozniacki Upset

Tennis resumes at Flushing Meadows on Day 2 of the 2012 U.S. Open with several Americans in action, including Andy Roddick and Serena Williams, as well as No. 2 Novak Djokovic.

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2012 U.S. Open Schedule And TV Coverage: Victoria Azarenka Opens Day 3

The 2012 U.S. Open continues in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., as second-round play begins for some of the marquee names. Other headliners will be playing their first match of the tournament on Day 3.

Women's top seed Victoria Azarenka takes to the court for her second-round match at 11 a.m. ET in Arthur Ashe Stadium. She will face unseeded Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

John Isner, the top-seeded American and No. 9 overall, will begin his opening-round after Azarenka. That match is scheduled to start no earlier than 1 pm ET. Isner will be taking on Belgian Xavier Malisse.

No. 23 and fan-favorite Kim Clijsters will make it three Belgians in a row on the main court when she meets Laura Robson of Great Britain for her second-round match. They will face-off following the conclusion of Isner's match.

Both three-seeds Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray highlight the evening session at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Both will be competing in their second-round matches. Sharapova is up first at 7 p.m. ET against Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Murray follows as he faces Ivan Dodig of Croatia.

Visit the tournament's official site for the full schedule of events and scores. ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel will broadcast matches all day long from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

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U.S. Open 2012 Results: American Christina McHale Upset To End Day 2

The night session of the 2012 U.S. Open saw a number of upsets on Tuesday, and it was capped off when women's No. 21 Christina McHale was upended by unseeded Dutch player Kiki Bertens in a hard-fought three set battle, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

McHale's exit wasn't the only surprising result on the day. Men's No. 10 Juan Monaco went down to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in a lengthy five-set match that saw the underdog Garcia-Lopez come back from two sets down to win.

Caroline Wozniack, the No. 8 on the women's side, also suffered a shocking loss. She battled through injury before losing 6-2, 6-2 to Irina-Camelia Begu.

The main court at Arthur Ashe Stadium produced no surprising results, with many of the favorites winning with ease.

Andy Roddick opened the day defeating fellow American Rhyne Williams. Venus Williams followed with a quick victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands. As darkness hit and the lights came on, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams dispatched their opponents in a short final session at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The two stars combined to lose just four games in five total sets.

American and men's No, 27, Sam Querrey, was able to get by Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu in four sets to advance to the second round.

U.S. Open draws and live scores can be found here.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Serena Williams Continues To Roll

No. 4 on the women's side, Serena Williams, continued her impressive summer run as she breezed through her opening-round match against fellow American Coco Vandeweghe.

Williams remarked before the match that she thought Vandeweghe had a superior serve. Either Williams was being nice, or she is far better in the return game. Probably a mixture of both.

Both competitors had two aces, while Vandeweghe hurt herself with six double-faults.

The three-time U.S. Open Champion Williams looked comfortable early and often as she has she took both sets, 6-1, 6-1. She took advantage when she had a chance to break Vandeweghe's serve, converting six of seven break points.

Serena looks to continue her hot stretch after sweeping Wimbledon and Olympic Gold.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Caroline Wozniacki Stunned By Irina-Camelia Begu

The No. 8-seed on the women's side, Caroline Wozniacki has been upset by unseeded Irina-Camelia Begu in her opening-round match of the 2012 U.S. Open. Wozniacki put up very little fight, as Begu won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.

Wozniacki has been troubled by a knee injury, and she was tended to by a trainer in the middle of the second set. She struggled mightily on the night, amassing only four winners compared to 22 unforced errors.

Begu was not broken in the match, as Wozniacki was 0-4 on break points. Begu won 75 percent of the points on her first serve and 63 percent on her second. Wozniacki was only able to take half of the points on her first serve and 43 percent on her second.

Wozniacki has struggled in 2012, and risks falling out of the top ten with this loss.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Novak Djokovic Dispatches Paolo Lorenzi With Ease

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic had little trouble advancing through his first-round match agains Paolo Lorenzi of Italy. Djokovic was dominant, winning in straight sets and losing just two games overall.

Lorenzi broke Djovovic in the first game, but that was his only chance at a break point for the rest of the match. Djokovic won nine break points in cruising to a 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 victory. He also served seven aces without double-faulting. Lorenzi was unable to get any easy points, as he did not win a single ace and posted seven double-faults.

Djokovic is looking for his second Grand Slam title of the year and back-to-back U.S. Opens. After the match, he said in front of a raucous crowd that Arthur Ashe stadium is the "most entertaining place in the sport." Predictably, that drew a loud round of cheers.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Upsets Juan Monaco

Argentina's Juan Monaco was stunned by unseeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in a grueling five-set battle at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday afternoon. Garcia-Lopez eked out the victory, 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3).

Monaco, ranked 11th in the ATP rankings coming into U.S. Open play, came out of the gates hot, winning the first two sets. But he dropped the third set to Spain's Garcia-Lopez, opening the door to the upset bid. The fourth set went to a tiebreaker, and the Spaniard prevailed again, winning after several unforced errors by Monaco.

The two men went to a tiebreak again in the fifth set. Garcia-Lopez jumped ahead by two mini-breaks on Monaco's first two serves. He was in control after that, taking the tiebreak and the match after a long final rally.

On the women's side, unseeded American Sloane Stephens also scored an upset, as she took down 22nd-seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy. The 19-year-old Stephens won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Her best finish previously in the U.S. Open is the third round in 2011.

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U.S. Open 2012 Scores: Tomas Berdych Dominates David Goffin, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

No. 6-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic easily moved onto the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open Tuesday, as he defeated first-round opponent David Goffin of Belgium in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Berdych advances to face Estonia's Jurgen Zopp in the second round. Zopp knocked off Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in his first-round match.

Berdych is playing in his ninth U.S. Open, where he's never gotten past the fourth round, an accomplishment he did in 2004, '06 and '07. The furthest Berdych ever advanced in a major championship was in 2010 when he reached the Wimbledon final, where he lost to Rafael Nadal. Zapp is playing in his first U.S. Open.

Other men's action features American Andy Roddick currently playing fellow countryman Rhyne Williams. The match is entering the third set and Roddick leads 6-3, 6-4.

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Who Can Challenge Djokovic In His Region?

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

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It's Finally John Isner's Time

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

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U.S. Open 2012: Novak Djokovic Still Roger Federer's Favorite

Roger Federer looked as good as ever Monday, winning his opening-round match against American Donald Young in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. After falling short at Flushing Meadows the past three years, can the world's top-ranked player finally capture his sixth U.S. Open title?

Perhaps, but for now, Federer is deferring to the reigning champ and current world No. 2, Novak Djokovic.

"Novak to me goes in as the favorite still because he's the defending champion," Federer said after defeating Young. "He's probably won the most titles on hard courts the last couple of years. It's where he felt most comfortable.

"He's beaten me the last couple of years as well. Then again, I've had a great summer. So has (Andy) Murray. It's going to be an interesting U.S. Open. I'm happy I'm through the first round."

Federer lost to Djokovic in last year's U.S. Open semifinals but has since bested his rival in their last two meetings, including the 2012 Wimbledon's semifinal in July and last week's Western & Southern Open final in Cincinnati. On opposite ends of the draw at this year's U.S. Open, Federer and Djokovic could meet again in yet another Grand Slam final.

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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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