Another solid day for the top seeds with only a few surprises.
For the men, holy cow where did that come from? Querrey California destroyed Tomas Berdych, 63 61 62. Querrey served huge and crushed some wicked winners. Can we officially stop hoping that Tomas finds his form? This is getting ridiculous.
And in one of the most anticipated first round matches, Tommy Haas did what he does and took a seed to five sets in a Grand Slam. But this time, he won! To be fair to Reeshard, this was a horribly unfair first round matchup. Players of this caliber shouldn't meet until late in the first week or early second week. But seriously, what is up with him? Nicknamed "Baby Fed" when he first burst onto the scene early last year, he's now just become an absolute headcase. Too many tough losses this year, Murray at Wimbly, Rafa at
Cincy Toronto, you get the sense that it's all in his head now. It's a shame because he's such a beauty to watch when he plays well.
Other than Berdych and Reeshard, the men's side held true to form. Fed, Disco Tommy, Dr. Ivo, Andreev, PHM, Gonzo, and Tabasco are all through. Oddly, Nicholas Kiefer retired in down in the fourth set.
As for the ladies, the biggest shocker of the day probably was the fact that Nikki V. won. Easily. She beat Petra Cetkovska 61 62. But other than Dani H.'s straight set loss to former top 20er Anna Lena Groenefeld, the seeds held to form, with a minor upset of Fosters Dellaqua by Frenchie Julie Coin. So the notables into round two: Ana, Venus, Serena, Dinara, Agi, Momo, Szavay, Petrova, Cibulkova, and Cornet.