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CourtCast: Follow Day 1 at the US Open

Rafael Nadal has a tough first-round US Open match, but he's taken a 2-set lead against Borna Coric (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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Serena wastes no time (0:49)
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Serena happy to finish first match at US Open (2:15)
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Vandeweghe's mid-match interview (0:32)
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Bench Talk: Djoker cruising (3:11)
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Fish: This is where it all came crashing down (0:55)
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Serena on US Open: 'I don't feel pressure to win here' (3:21)
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Venus beats Puig in first round (1:04)
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Big Four talk Serena's chances of calendar Grand Slam (0:44)
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Murray expecting 'fired up' Kyrgios

Andy Murray is expecting Nick Kyrgios to thrive off the build-up surrounding their first round encounter at the US Open.

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Voice of the fan: Serena's young supporters

Thousands of children (and maybe even more adults) converged in Queens on Saturday for Arthur Ashe Kids' Day. And while Serena Williams wasn't in attendance, her young fans came out in droves.

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True or false: Kyrgios is bad for tennis

Will Nick Kyrgios ever grow up? Are Rafael Nadal's best days behind him? Pam Shriver gives her thoughts on the top storylines heading into the US Open.

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Bodo: US Open men's draw analysis

The Big Four all have their obstacles in the US Open draw, but none more so than Andy Murray, who has a date with fiery Aussie Nick Kyrgios in the opener.

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Bodo: US Open women's draw analysis

If Serena Williams is going to win the US Open, she will likely have to get by Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys and her sister Venus -- and that's just in her quarter.

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ATP imposes conditional fine, ban for Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios was conditionally suspended for 28 days from any ATP-sanctioned event and fined an additional $25,000 for his comments about Stan Wawrinka at the Rogers Cup on Aug. 12.

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ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

The kid is here to stay! HUGE game for Coric as he gets his first break of the match for an early 2-0 lead in the 3rd set. #USOpen

ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

No.8 seed Nadal has yet to face a break point all night. He serves out the 2nd set 6-2 to take two sets to love lead over Coric. #USOpen

Vandeweghe upsets Stephens

Coco Vandeweghe skated past 29th-seeded Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the US Open -- and she also granted Pam Shriver an unprecedented mid-match interview.

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Nadal runs away in first set

Rafael Nadal took the opening set against Borna Coric. Nadal won the final 12 points of the set after it was tied at 3 games apiece. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Sport Science: Serena's serve

Serena Williams' serve is one of the most dangerous weapons in sports. By the time an opponent's brain catches up, the ball is already over the net and she's left with .4 seconds to react.

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Serena wastes no time in opening round

Serena Williams defeated Vitalia Diatchenko, who had to retire after two games in the second set, in 27 minutes to win her first-round match at the US Open.

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ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

Fognini has lost last 9 straight matches on hard courts since reaching 2R in Valencia last October. He trails Johnson 2-4 in 4th set @ESPN3

Watch: Rafael Nadal in Round 1 of US Open

Rafa will try to get back on track after a rough year of Slams, and he starts off his US Open play -- his first time back since 2013 -- with Croatia's Borna Coric. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

US Open Tennis @usopen

A sad end to two matches, as Diatchenko & Monfils are both forced to retire w/ injures. Best wishes from the #usopen for a quick recovery.

Serena dominates first set in first round

Serena Williams has won more games (6) than Vitalia Diatchenko has won points (5) in her opening round match at the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Venus battles Puig for first-round win

Venus Williams endured a hard-fought battle against Monica Puig to advance to the second round of the US Open in three sets.

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Watch: Serena Williams at US Open

The women's world No. 1 tennis player begins her quest to win the last leg of the calendar slam vs. Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko today in the first round of the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

WTA @WTA

Rough Day 1 for seeds at the #USOpen! Ivanovic (7) Pliskova (8) Suarez Navarro (10) Jankovic (21) Sloane (29) Kuznetsova (30)

Sloane Stephens: 'It wasn't my day'

"It wasn't there today," Stephens said after her first-round loss to Coco Vandeweghe. "You know, no matter what I was doing, I was trying my butt off and it just wasn't there. I mean, I hit some good shots; she hit some better ones. That was kind of how it was."

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Carl Bialik @CarlBialik

Marin Cilic at 2014 US Open: 7-0, 3-0 vs. Top 10, 2000 ranking points Since: 26-18, 0-7 v Top 10, 1550 ranking points

Coco Vandeweghe's mid-match interview

After winning the first set against Sloane Stephens, Vandeweghe gave a mid-match interview with ESPN's Pam Shriver at the US Open. Vandeweghe would win the first-round match in straight sets.

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US Open Tennis @usopen

V. Williams, Vandeweghe, Tatishvili, Mattek-Sands, Davis, Brengle & Pegula all through. Will No. 19 Keys join them? Up now vs. Koukalova.