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US Open Daily Update - Day 3

August 29, 2012
It's been an uneven first two days at the 2012 US Open, with everything going to form on Arthur Ashe Stadium and chaos ruling on the outside courts. Thus far, all 10 matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium have been decided in straight sets (the closest set score: 6-4) while on the outside courts there have been upsets and long matches; yesterday alone, unseeded American doubles teams knocked out the No. 1, No. 4 and No. 7 doubles teams in the world. John Isner hopes that trend continues today when he takes to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court against Xavier Malisse for his first US Open as the top-seeded American man. On the outside courts, two of the best tennis stories of 2012 will look continue their magical runs, with comeback kid Brian Baker returning to the US Open main draw for the first time since 2005, and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko looking to extend the best season of her career at age 26.

A pair of collegiate stars will also be in action today, with two-time defending NCAA men's singles champion Steve Johnson hoping to break a run of futility among NCAA men's champs against fellow American Rajeev Ram and two-time defending NCAA women's doubles champion Mallory Burdette eyeing a spot in the third round of her maiden Grand Slam event. Burdette was scheduled to take on two-time US Open women's doubles champions and reigning Olympic gold medal winners Serena and Venus Williams with Stanford teammate Nicole Gibbs. The duo won the NCAA doubles title together this summer, but Gibbs withdrew yesterday with an injury.

Page 1 – On This Day in US Open History

Page 2 – They Said It!

Page 3 – Americans in Action; Isner Entering the Open on a Roll; Today on

Page 4 – The Remarkable Comeback of Brian Baker; Today's Pre-Match Vocalist; Yesterday's Attendance

Page 5 – Lepchenko Looking for Personal Milestone; Clijsters' Open Record Does Not Bode Well for Robson; It's Belgium's Day in Arthur Ashe Stadium

Page 6 – NCAA Men's Champions and the Elusive US Open Victory; Getting to Know You; Celebrities in Attendance

Page 7 – Getting to Know Mallory Burdette; NCAA Doubles Champs Take on Serena and Venus; Bryans Begin Their US Open Today

Page 8 – The Day 2 Report: Novikov, Stephens Post Big Wins; American Men's Doubles Teams Knock Out 3 of the Top 7 Seeds; Emirates Airline US Open Series Update

Page 9 – Meigray Named Official Match-Used Authenticator; Green Initiative Enters Fifth Year; US Open Bookstore Signings Today; Media Happy Hour; Now a Word from Our Sponsor

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