Of course, the story of the day is about Serena Williams losing in 3 sets to Virginie Razzano. I watched the last few games after Baghdatis won his match and Youzhny quickly followed by winning his. I don't know the story of the first two sets but in that 3rd set, Razzano showed so much fight and so much heart. So did Williams but Razzano just had that little bit more and that's all it took.
Here is the link to a NY Times Tennis blog article: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/05/29/sports/tennis/29reuters-tennis-open-serena.html?_r=1&smid=tw-NYTStraightSets&seid=auto
All that drama aside, it was a winning day for most of my favorite players. Karlovic lost in straight sets to Schwank. Berlocq took a set off Rosol when he won a tiebreak in the 3rd but ultimately lost the next set.
Straight set winners: Nadal, Youzhny, Baghdatis, Ferrer, and Tursunov. Tipsarevic had a brief scare when he lost the first set to Querrey 2-6 but recovered and won the next three sets. And Tommy Haas finished off his suspended match by winning it 6-4 in the 4th.
On the women's side, Urszula Radwanska got a first round win in straight sets as did Maria Kirilenko. Paola Suarez & Gisela Dulko started their RG campaign with a straight sets win.
Finally, the second round begins tomorrow for both the men and women. And some of the Mixed Doubles and Men's Doubles 1st rounds.
MS - R64
(11)Gilles Simon vs (WC)Brian Baker
David Goffin vs (WC)Arnaud Clement
Gilles Muller vs (14)Fernando Verdasco
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs (21)Marin Cilic
WS - R64
(21)Sara Errani vs (WC)Melanie Oudin
Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs Sloane Stephens
Yung-Jan Chan vs (26)Svetlana Kuznetsova
(27)Nadia Petrova vs Chanelle Scheepers
MD - R64
Michael Russell/Donald Young vs Treat Conrad Huey/Dominic Inglot
Mark Knowles/Xavier Malisse vs Michal Mertinak/Andre Sa
(16)Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah vs Dustin Brown/Jonathan Marray
Mikhail Elgin/Denis Istomin vs Olivier Rochus/Steve Darcis
Mikhail Kukushkin/Igor Kunitsyn vs Carlos Berlocq/David Marrero
(1)Max Mirnyi/Daniel Nestor vs Robin Haase/Jarkko Nieminen
Julian Knowle/Leonardo Mayer vs (8)Jurgen Melzer/Philipp Petzschner
Sergiy Stakhovsky/Mikhail Youzhny vs (2)Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
WD - R64
(7)Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova vs Lourdes Dominguez Lino/Romina Oprandi
Irina Pavlovic/Aravane Rezai vs Stephanie Foretz Gacon/Kristina Mladenovic
MXD - R32
(7)Sania Mirza/Mahesh Bhupathi vs Raquel Kops-Jones/Eric Butorac
(1)LiezelHuber/Max Mirnyi vs Vera Dushevina/Juan Sebastian Cabal