2013 US Open
Gone is the Golden Era of American tennis. Every year, the names Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert seem to fade further in our country’s tennis consciousness.
Roger Federer had 12 aces and 35 winners as he breezed past Grega Zemlja.
The second-seeded Spaniard won 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first round Monday. Nadal, the 2010 champion, skipped last year’s US Open.
Venus Williams earned one of her biggest wins since she pulled out of the U.S. Open two years ago because of illness, upsetting 12th-seeded Kirsten Flipkens in the first round Monday.