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2012 U.S. Open Tennis Scores: Mardy Fish Earns 3-Set Win In 1st-Round Match

Edina native Mardy Fish needed two tiebreakers, but earned a first-round win over Go Soeda at the U.S. Open on Monday.

The 23rd-ranked Fish recorded a 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 win. He had a 41-22 edge in winners and 12-3 edge in aces.

Elsewhere on the men's side, third-ranked Andy Murray scored a 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 over American Alex Bogomolov Jr. Murray had a 46-24 edge in winners.

On the women's side, third-ranked Maria Sharapova cruised in her first-round match, advancing with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Melinda Czink. Sharapova had 24 winners compared to Czink's eight, along with five aces to Czink's one.

Fifth-ranked Petra Kvitova had a little more trouble, but earned a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 win over Polona Hercog in her first-round match. The edge in winners was just 22-16 in favor of Kvitova, who also had one more unforced error than Hercog.

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