Notes & Quotes From Week 1 at the US Open

Quote of the Week: Maria Sharapova — “Definitely not an easy day at the office for me. But, you know, I could sit here all day long and come up with excuses and say how bad I played. But at the end of the day my opponent won the match and I lost it. Better go on from here”… Women Upsets — Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska ousted No. 2 Maria Sharapova 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 (third round). Ukraine’s Julia Vakulenko beat No. 9 Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 (first round). Israel’s Shahar Peer defeated No. 13 Nicole Vaidisova 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) (third round). Bulgaria’s Victoria Azarenka ousted No. 16 Martina Hingis 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 (third round).

Men Upsets — Russia’s Teimuraz Gabashvili beat No. 7 Fernando Gonzalez 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 5-7, 6-4 (first round). Atlanta’s Donald Young won by walkover against No. 13 Richard Gasquet (second round). Korea’s Hyung-Taik Lee ousted No. 14 Guillermo Canas 7-5, 7-5, 6-3.

Good Quote: “There’s really not a game plan against him. Just got to go out there and hope you’re playing out of your mind. —- Rookie pro John Isner, after losing to No. 1 Roger Federer 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 (third round).

Good Quote: “I will probably never be surprised on a tennis court because I don’t underestimate opponents anymore. (Isner is) not just a guy who can serve. He can do more, and this is why I knew the danger and was ready for it.” Federer after defeating Isner.

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