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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Maria Sharapova Moves To 2nd Round

The 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament is well into the first day of matches at Flushing Meadows in New York. The No. 3 seed on the women's side, Maria Sharapova, has already completed her opening-round match against Melinda Czink of Hungary. Sharapova advanced easily, posting a 6-2, 6-2 straight-set win.

No. 5 on the women's side, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, defeated Polona Hercog of Slovakia in straight sets after battling through a tiebreak in the first. Samantha Stosur of Australia, the seventh seed, has also moved past the first round. She defeated Petra Martic of Croatia, 6-1, 6-1.

The top seeds, Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka, are both set to play later Monday evening. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who trains in Phoenix, starts her U.S. Open tournament against Venus Williams on Tuesday morning.

All scores and information can be found at the U.S. Open website.

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