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U.S. Open 2012 Scores: Serena Underway After Venus, Roddick and Djokovic Advance

Tuesday marked the second day of tennis at the U.S. Open with a number of big names playing their opening matches at Flushing Meadows.

No. 4 seed Serena Williams is on the court right now inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium, looking to continue her fine form as she begins her U.S. Open against Coco Vandeweghe. Williams took the first set 6-1.

Novak Djokovic made easy work of first-round opponent Paolo Lorenzi Tuesday night. Djokovic, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, only lost two games in the match, defeating Lorenzi 6-1, 6-0, 6-1.

In women's evening action, eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki was upset tonight in straight-sets by Irina-Camelia Begu, losing both sets 6-2.

Early women's action included Venus Williams taking down fellow American and Rochester, Minn. native Bethanie Mattek-Sands, beating her 6-3, 6-1. Second-seeded woman Agnieszka Radwanska took care of her first match easily, winning 6-1, 6-1 over Nina Bratchikova.

American Andy Roddick won his first-round match earlier in the day, claiming a straight-set victory in over fellow American Rhyne Williams by scores of 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga opened his tournament with a 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(3) win over Karol Beck.

The action can be seen on ESPN2 until 11 p.m. ET as well as streamed live online at the U.S. Open official site. There will be online streams available for six different courts, allowing users to catch all of the action.

A complete, live scoreboard can be found at Sports Illustrated.

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