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August29th

Today is Day 2 of the US Open Tennis Championship and we are deep into the first round. Here are the results of some of the big matches from yesterday:

Women’s Singles:
Agnieszke Radwanska (POL) [3] def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) – 6-1, 6-2
Venus Williams (USA) def. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) [12] – 6-1, 6-2
Serena Williams (USA) [1] def. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – 6-0, 6-1
Na Li (CHN) [5] def. Olga Govorsova (BLR) – 6-2,6-2
Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [9] def. Madison Keys (USA) – 6-3, 6-4
Angelique Kerber (GER) [8] def. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) – 6-1,6-1

Men’s Singles:
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2] def. Ryan Harrison (USA) – 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Richard Gasquet (FRA) [8] def. Michael Russell (USA) – 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
David Ferrer (ESP) [4] def. Nick Kyrogios (AUS) – 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
Daniel Evans (GBR) def. Kei Nichikori (JPN) [11] – 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

For more updates as the tournament progresses visit here.

In other professional tennis news, the former top-five player, James Blake announced this this will be his last tournament on Monday. The 33-year-old American tennis player, husband, and father explained, “I have had 14 pretty darn good years on tour, loved every minute of it, and I definitely couldn’t have asked for a better career” After attending Harvard, Blake turned pro in 1999 and reached No. 4 in the world by 2006. In his career he won 10 single titles and reached the quarterfinals three times (twice at the US Open).