U.S. Open Tennis 2010 Schedule: 10 Key Storylines To Watch Monday
At 11am Monday morning, the 2010 US Open will kick off. For the first time in years, both the men's and women's fields are wide open with several players who could all capture the title.
If you can't make it to a TV to catch the excitement, the matches will be streaming live at www.usopen.org.
But in the meantime, here are 10 key storylines to watch for Monday.
Melanie Oudin vs. Olga Savchuk
Rising American star Melanie Oudin will try to repeat her success from last year's Open. She'll start off the tournament against Olga Savchuk.
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Nikolay Davydenko (6) vs. Michael Russel
6th seeded Nikolay Davydenko is hoping that the US Open will be the place where he can reach his first major championship match and capture the title. He'll start off against Michael Russel.
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Kim Clijsters (2) vs. Greta Arn
Reigning champion Kim Clijsters is back to defend her title. She'll start off against Greta Arn.
Daniela Hantuchova (24) vs. Dianara Safina
Daniela Hantuchova will have to fight off once red-hot Dianara Safina if she wishes to advance past the first round.
Andy Roddick (9) vs. Stephane Robert
The highest seeded American man, Andy Roddick, will work to rectify a mediocre US Open series against Stephane Robert.
Samantha Stosur (5) vs. Elena Vesnina
5th seeded Samantha Stosur's hunt for her first Grand Slam title will begin against Elena Vesnina.
Ana Ivanovic vs. Ekaterina Makarova
Ana Ivanovic will work to get out of her slump. She'll face off against Ekaterina Makarova.
Lleyton Hewitt (32) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu
Lleyton Hewitt has struggled with injuries this summer. The 2001 US Open champion will start this tournament off against Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Venus Williams (3) vs.Roberta Vinci
2 time US Open champ Venus Williams won't have to worry about a run-in with her sister this tournament. She'll start her quest for a third title against Roberta Vinci.
Roger Federer (2) vs. Brian Dabui
In rather odd fashion, Roger Federer hasn't won a major since the Australian Open. Federer will try to right the ship in his opening match against Brian Dabui.