Snapshots from the first two days of the U.S. Open
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2015 U.S. Open
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Thousands of tennis fans descended on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows on a balmy Monday night for the official opening of the 2015 US Open.

Top seed Serena Williams, for whom a championship win in Flushing Meadows would mean a calendar Grand Slam, kicked off nighttime play, winning handily over Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, who retired in the second set after only two games.

Should Williams take the ultimate prize, she will be the first woman to complete a calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf did in 1988, and the third woman of all time.

On the men’s side, perennial favorite Rafael Nadal, seeded eighth, ultimately won in his Monday night game, beating 18-year-old Borna Coric 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, as did number one seed Novak Djokovic, edging out Brazilian João Souza in straight sets.

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