Great Britain's Andy Murray, the 2012 Olympic tennis mens singles gold medalist, made it through his first-round match at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., Monday as the Grand Slam tournament got under way.
Murray, the No. 3 seed on the men's side, defeated Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1, despite some leg pain that he had to fight through.
Olympic silver medalist Roger Federer, the No. 1 seed, begins his U.S. Open later today.
Another American, James Blake, won his opening match Monday, 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over Lukas Lacko of Slovakia.
Unseeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who trains in Phoenix, opens against Venus Williams, also unseeded, on Tuesday morning at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Mattek-Sands is also in the women's doubles tournament, in which she and India's Sania Mirza are seeded No. 13. The pair face Alberta Brianti of Italy and Sorana Cirstea of Romania.
Fans can see the entire schedule of matches and players at USOpen.org.
For more on the U.S. Open, check out SB Nation's Tennis hub.