The 2012 U.S. Open began on Monday afternoon in New York City. The final tennis major of the year is always a great one, especially with the huge number of fans that turn out each day. There were quite a few notable players in action during the afternoon session, as they waited out the rain.
No. 3 seeded Maria Sharapova won her match over Melina Czink, taking the first two sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Ninth-ranked Na Li defeated Heather Watson in two sets, 6-3 and 6-2.
No. 11 Marion Bartoli knocked off Jamie Hampton by scores of 6-3 and 7-6.
On the men's side of things, No. 3 Andy Murray made quick work of Alex Bogomolov Jr., winning 6-2, 6-4 and 6-1.
No. 17 Kei Nishikori won over Guido Andreozzi in three sets, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4.
Be sure to check out Sports Illustrated's live scoreboard for updates throughout the tournament.
All of the primetime action is about to get underway from Arthur Ashe Stadium and the surrounding venues.
Watch the SB Nation preview of the men's side of the 2012 U.S. Open.