US Open Tennis 2012 Scores: Latest Results from Flushing

Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves the ball against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy  during their men's single first round match on Day Two of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2012 in the Flushing neigborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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Flushing Meadows is home to the 2012 U.S. Open, and we've already seen two days of exciting action coming out of New York.

As Day 3's action gets closer, it's important to have a bearing on Tuesday's happenings. Nothing will make you say, "Wow, I can't believe I missed that," but first-round action has been very competitive thus far.

Let's take a look at Tuesday's most important scores and highlight the most dominant performances from Day 2 at Flushing.



Here is the full list of scores from Tuesday's action (via, but I'll highlight some of the day's biggest scores:

Agnieszka Radwanska (2) defeated Nina Bratchikova 6-1, 6-1

Andy Roddick (20) defeated Rhyne Williams 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Venus Williams defeated Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1

Tomas Berdych (6) defeated David Goffin 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) defeated Karol Beck 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (2)

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez defeated Juan Monaco (10) 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3)

Angelique Kerber defeated Anne Keothavong 6-2, 6-0

Novak Djokovic (2) defeated Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1

Serena Williams (4) defeated Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-1

Kiki Bertens defeated Christina McHale (21) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3


Serena Williams

Watching Williams win Wimbledon was incredible. Her gold-medal performance in London was an even better encore.

A title in this year's U.S. Open would be her sweetest victory of the summer and the fourth Open title in her career.

After watching her dismantle Coco Vandeweghe Tuesday evening, it's hard to imagine that Williams won't take a very serious stab at it. She won 6-1, 6-1, and the match was never close.

Williams displays an absurd level of dominance when she's on her game. There's not a shot she can't hit, and she's too powerful to slow down on Flushing's hard surface.

There's no doubt that she will push through the second round, and I'd be shocked to see her anywhere but in the final matchup.


Novak Djokovic

Djokovic won last year's U.S. Open title, and he has something to play for this time around. Not only did he fall in Wimbledon's semifinals earlier this summer, but he failed to earn a gold medal in the Summer Olympics, too.

Both were unexpected disappointments for Djoker.

With Rafael Nadal absent from the men's draw, the men's champion comes down to two obvious candidates: Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Djokovic started on the right foot on Day 2. He knocked off Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 to advance to Round 2.

It's not like Djoker's year has been all bad. He won the Australian Open, and he's playing solid tennis even in his losing efforts.

Federer is an icon and the top seed, but Djokovic remains as my favorite to hoist the trophy when this one comes to a close.


Agnieszka Radwanska

Most of the attention in the women's draw seems to fall on Williams, but let's not forget Radwanska. At No. 2, she's actually seeded one slot higher than Williams.

Dispatching Nina Bratchikova with two 6-1 sets was impressive to say the least.

Radwanska has never made it past the fourth round of the U.S. Open, but she did make it to the Wimbledon final earlier this summer. She's a talented player, and her victory on Tuesday solidified that fact.

Radwanska has to remember her opening-round defeat in London. That type of thing doesn't sit well with world-class players, and she falls under that umbrella.

Keep an eye on her. She's an unheralded No. 2 seed, but she's capable of beating anyone if she plays as she did on Day 2.