U.S. Open 2012: Kim Clijsters Goes Down In Final Career Match

The 2012 U.S. Open continued from NYC on Wednesday with several Americans, including John Isner, in action, along with Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. View the schedule of play here.

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2012 U.S. Open Scores: David Ferrer Opens Tournament With Win Over Kevin Anderson

David Ferrer began his U.S. Open underdog campaign Wednesday by defeating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(3) in straight sets.

Ferrer made what was expected to be a rough opening round look relatively easy, making Anderson's solid serving seem quite manageable in the process. It seemed Anderson might began a slight comeback with a third-set tiebreak but Ferrer continued to somehow return his opponent's serves until Anderson slipped up.

Ferrer will now face off against Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands, who is advancing to the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career after defeating Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe also defeated the number 29 seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the first upset of the day on the men's side.

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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Victoria Azarenka Gets Straight-Set Victory

Women's No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka has defeated Belgian Kirsten Flipkens in her second-round match at the 2012 U.S. Open. Azarenka opened Wednesday's schedule on the main court in Arthur Ashe Stadium with an easy 6-2, 6-2 win.

The 23-year-old Azarenka is seeking her first U.S. Open title. She won her first Grand Slam event earlier this year at the Australian Open. She has now lost just five games total in her first two matches of the tournament.

The Belarusian dominated on first her serve and capped the day off with an ace into the body of Flipkens. Azarenka charmed the crowd in a post-match interview, saying "I love New York and I want to live here soon."

American John Isner, the No. 9 on the men's side, follows Azarenka at 1 p.m. in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Xavier Malisse of Belgium.

Russian and No. 19 Nadia Petrova advanced to the third-round in straight sets over Simona Halep of Romania. American Mallory Burdette also moved on, taking down Lucie Hradecka, 6-2, 6-4.

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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.

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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.

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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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