US Open Day 1 Gallery
Amélie Mauresmo was just one of the many familiar faces the photographers were snapping.
Published August 31, 2009 11:59
Venus Williams battled injury and a game Vera Dushevina to win her first round match, 67(5) 75 63.
2005 US Open champion Kim Clijsters met Viktoriya Kutuzova at the net after beating her in the first round, 61 61.
Maria Kirilenko went relatively untroubled during her first round match, beating Mariya Koryttseva in straight sets.
Am��lie Mauresmo was met with cheering, autograph-seeking fans after her first round win over Tatjana Malek.
New world No.10 Flavia Pennetta cruised early and closed out Edina Gallovits after a tight second set, 60 64.
Samantha Stosur was pushed to the limit by Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama but prevailed anyway, 64 46 64.
Athletes Who Give Back was the theme of a special night ceremony. Among the honorees was Andre Agassi.
Classic music group The O'Jays performed during the 2009 US Open's opening ceremony Monday night.
Billie Jean King watched on during the opening ceremony and special Athletes Who Give Back presentation.
Agnieszka Radwanska, the No.12 seed, dropped just three games in her first round victory over Austria's Patricia Mayr.