The U.S. Open finally opened it's gates to the 128 men and 128 women, all vying to become the next Grand Slam champion. On Monday, every player started out equal, the score 0-0. When the dust had settled, many had been eliminated, their run over.
One of the winners was American Mardy Fish, who continued his hot summer with a three-set victory over Tobias Kamke.
However, it wasn't just the big names out on court. Everywhere around the grounds players battled in front of small crowds on tiny courts, hoping to win, escape the oblivion of the first round and make a push for the opportunity to play in the second week.
Today the first round continues, and while some of the top seeds are sure to continue through the draw, some will surely fail.