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US Open Gallery: Star-Studded Opening

Agnieszka Radwanska, Li Na and the Williams sisters were all in action on a star-studded Day 1 at the US Open - oh yeah, and Lenny Kravitz, Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde were there too.

Published August 27, 2013 12:00

Day 1 of the US Open saw a slew of Grand Slam champions and World No.1s open their campaigns...
Day 1 of the US Open saw a slew of Grand Slam champions and World No.1s open their campaigns...
Among those was No.5 seed and 2011 French Open champion Li Na, who won her opener in 64 minutes.
Among those was No.5 seed and 2011 French Open champion Li Na, who won her opener in 64 minutes.
Agnieszka Radwanska - probably the leading contender for those accolades - won in 63 minutes.
Agnieszka Radwanska - probably the leading contender for those accolades - won in 63 minutes.
And then Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and former No.1, hit Arthur Ashe Stadium.
And then Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and former No.1, hit Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Williams was taking on the No.12 seed, Kirsten Flipkens, and won that one comprehensively, 61 62.
Williams was taking on the No.12 seed, Kirsten Flipkens, and won that one comprehensively, 61 62.
Monica Puig wasn't so fortunate, falling to comeback kid Alisa Kleybanova in three tight sets.
Monica Puig wasn't so fortunate, falling to comeback kid Alisa Kleybanova in three tight sets.
Sloane Stephens was pushed to the limits but managed to edge Mandy Minella in a third set breaker.
Sloane Stephens was pushed to the limits but managed to edge Mandy Minella in a third set breaker.
Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty kept showing her promise with a win over Estrella Cabeza Candela.
Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty kept showing her promise with a win over Estrella Cabeza Candela.
The opening ceremony on Monday night featured one of the biggest WTA legends of them all...
The opening ceremony on Monday night featured one of the biggest WTA legends of them all...
Fireworks, celebrities and tennis legends were among the many attractions at the opening ceremony.
Fireworks, celebrities and tennis legends were among the many attractions at the opening ceremony.
It was a magical night at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday night...
It was a magical night at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday night...
Rock star Lenny Kravitz - who was born in Manhattan, New York City - was the star attraction.
Rock star Lenny Kravitz - who was born in Manhattan, New York City - was the star attraction.
Comedian Jason Sudeikis and actress Olivia Wilde - who are engaged - watched the night session.
Comedian Jason Sudeikis and actress Olivia Wilde - who are engaged - watched the night session.
Serena Williams took Arthur Ashe Stadium at night for her opening match against Francesca Schiavone.
Serena Williams took Arthur Ashe Stadium at night for her opening match against Francesca Schiavone.
And after exactly an hour it was Williams who moved on through to the second round, 60 61.
And after exactly an hour it was Williams who moved on through to the second round, 60 61.
  • Day 1 of the US Open saw a slew of Grand Slam champions and World No.1s open their campaigns...
  • Among those was No.5 seed and 2011 French Open champion Li Na, who won her opener in 64 minutes.
  • Agnieszka Radwanska - probably the leading contender for those accolades - won in 63 minutes.
  • And then Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and former No.1, hit Arthur Ashe Stadium.
  • Williams was taking on the No.12 seed, Kirsten Flipkens, and won that one comprehensively, 61 62.
  • Monica Puig wasn't so fortunate, falling to comeback kid Alisa Kleybanova in three tight sets.
  • Sloane Stephens was pushed to the limits but managed to edge Mandy Minella in a third set breaker.
  • Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty kept showing her promise with a win over Estrella Cabeza Candela.
  • The opening ceremony on Monday night featured one of the biggest WTA legends of them all...
  • Fireworks, celebrities and tennis legends were among the many attractions at the opening ceremony.
  • It was a magical night at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday night...
  • Rock star Lenny Kravitz - who was born in Manhattan, New York City - was the star attraction.
  • Comedian Jason Sudeikis and actress Olivia Wilde - who are engaged - watched the night session.
  • Serena Williams took Arthur Ashe Stadium at night for her opening match against Francesca Schiavone.
  • And after exactly an hour it was Williams who moved on through to the second round, 60 61.
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