Photos Du Jour: First Round's Dramatic Finish
The biggest news came later on, but the on-court action heated up all day long on Tuesday.
Published May 29, 2012 12:00
Maria Sharapova won her 30th match of the season, the fastest she has ever gotten to 30 wins in a season.
In an all-veteran battle, former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm, 63 61.
The shoes of Frenchwoman Pauline Parmentier, whose huge forehand couldn't save her from Urszula Radwanska.
Irina-Camelia Begu won a tough three-setter against former Top 15 player Aravane Rezai of France, 75 57 62.
Serena Williams took center court in the last match of the day against former Top 20 player Virginie Razzano.
Virginie Razzano played inspired tennis to rally from 5-1 down in the tie-break to push it to a third set.
Things just weren't going Serena Williams' way as Virginie Razzano raced out to a 5-0 lead in the third.
Virginie Razzano dramatically overcame Serena Williams in a three-hour-plus marathon victory, 46 76(5) 63.
Serena Williams had never lost in the first round of a Grand Slam - she had gone 46-0 in such matches.
The first round wrapped up on Tuesday night, Virginie Razzano and Peng Shuai the last to make the cut.