Topic: Fernando Verdasco
Roger Federer defeated Jurgen Melzer Monday night. Caroline Wozniacki defeated Maria Sharapova. Today: Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams play.
US Open: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal got a stern test from 93rd-ranked Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia at the US Open and needed three minutes short of 3 hours to defeat him 7-6.
Maria Sharapova spent only 54 minutes beating her first round opponent. Now Maria Sharapova sounds optimistic about an extended stay at Wimbledon.