While you were sleeping 27/8
So far Day 2 at the US Open has brought good news for the Aussies, early exits for some of the seeds and a big win for one 15-year-old.
Samantha Stosur, Sam Groth, Bernard Tomic and Casey Dellacqua have joined Day 1 winners Anastasia Rodionova, Nick Kyrgios and Matt Ebden in the second round. The news wasn’t so good for qualifier Ash Barty, Ajla Tomljanovic and Jarmila Gajdosova who were all knocked out.
Australian Open 2014 finalist Dominika Cibulkova and US Open 2007 winner Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 12th and 20th seeds respectively took the prize for upset of the day, with both players losing in three sets.
A small piece of history for 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis who became the youngest player since Anna Kournikova in 1996 to win a main draw match at the US Open.
An unwanted streak continues for Klara Koukalova whose first-round exit takes her US Open record to 0-11.
When asked by the Wall Street Journal who he believes will be the next crop of dominant players, Roger Federer had this to say: “The game always creates great characters so, from that standpoint, I’m not worried. But who exactly it is right now, I don’t know. Signs are that it looks like a Dimitrov, looks like a Raonic … maybe Kyrgios? I think something is there, but the question is when.”