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No. 2 seed Roger Federer began his quest for a sixth US Open championship with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 victory over Aussie Marinko Matosevic under the lights inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.”
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ON THIS DAY IN US OPEN HISTORY

1928 – Helen Wills needs only 33 minutes to win her fifth U.S. women’s singles title, defeating Helen Jacobs, 6-2, 6-1, in the final.

1985 – Mary Joe Fernandez, at the age of 14 years and eight days, becomes the youngest player to win a match at the US Open when she defeats Sara Gomer, 6-1, 6-4, in the first round.

1991 – Fifteen-year-old Lindsay Davenport makes her US Open debut, losing in the first round to fellow American Debbie Graham, 6-3, 6-2.

1996 – Stefan Edberg begins his 14th and final US Open (the last of his 54 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments played) with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory against reigning Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek.

2012 – American born Jack Sock bursts onto the scene as a wildcard by defeating 22nd ranked Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-2, 3-2 (retired).

2013 – Seventeen-year-old American qualifier Victoria Duval stuns 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, earning praise for her composed, mature performance and delighting the crowd with her unbridled enthusiasm.

 

THEY SAID IT!!!

“I feel more comfortable about myself. It's important part of our jobs because we are here because of our fans. It's nice to give them back something.”

- Ana Ivanovic on her comfortability off the court

 

“I would say I'm kind of aggressive from the baseline. I try to really take it early and really move up to the ball and try to put pressure on my opponent.”

- Genie Bouchard on the style of her play

 

“Yeah, I love that stadium. I don't know exactly what it is, but I have a pretty good record on that court. I love playing on Louis Armstrong. It's always a great atmosphere, and fans support the Americans very well there.”

- John Isner on the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong Stadium

 

“Meeting him yesterday for the first time was a big deal for me. It was a special sort of last 24 hour plus.”

- Roger Federer on meeting Michael Jordan at the US Open

 

“I think my game was good for tonight. There's always a little nerves going into the first round, especially as a defending champion.”

- Serena Williams on how she felt she played last night

 

Inside the Record Books:

Most Major Championship Single Matches Played, Career:

MEN             

1. Jimmy Connors, 115, 1970-89, ’91-92

2. Vic Seixas Jr., 102, 1940-69

3. Andre Agassi, 98, 1986-2006

4. R. Norris Williams, 89, 1912-35

5. Ivan Lendl, 86, 1979-94

6. Bill Tilden, 78,  1916-30

 

OPEN ERA

1. Jimmy Connors, 115, 1970-89, ’91-92

2. Andre Agassi, 98, 1986-2006

3. Ivan Lendl, 86, 1979-94

 

WOMEN

1. Chris Evert, 113, 1971-89

2. Martina Navratilova, 106, 1973-93

3. Steffi Graf,  82, 1984-96, ‘98

4. Serena Williams, 81, 1998-2002, ’04-0, ’11-13

5. Lindsay Davenport, 75, 1991-2006

6. Venus Williams, 74, 1997-2002, ’04-05, ’07-13

T7. A. Louise Brough, 73, 1941-57

T7. Doris Hart, 73, 1940-55

T7. Helen H. Jacobs, 73, 1927-41

 

OPEN ERA

1. Chris Evert, 113, 1971-89

2. Martina Navratilova, 106, 1973-93

3. Steffi Graf, 82, 1984-96, ‘98

 

Fun Fact: Fastest Recorded Serves at the US Open

Andy Roddick and Venus Williams hold the distinction of hitting the fastest-recorded serves at the US Open. Roddick hit two serves that registered 152 mph during the 2004 US Open, while Williams hit a 129 mph serve at the 2007 US Open. Roddick hit his first 152 mph serve during his 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 first round win over fellow American Scoville Jenkins during the US Open’s evening session on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Three nights later, during a second round night match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Friday, Sept. 3, Roddick registered another 152 mph serve in his 6-0, 6-3, 6-4 victory. Williams hit her 129 mph serve during the evening session on Monday, Aug. 27, during her 6-2, 6-1 first round victory over qualifier Kira Nagy.

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