Day 2 of the Western and Southern Open saw some dreams dashed, a comeback fall short, and a fan favorite cruise.
Local star Caty McNally kicked off the action on Center Court against Belgian Elise Mertens. The first set was leaning in McNally's favor as she went up a break and lead 5-3. After that trouble set in as McNally would not win another game the rest of the match falling in the first set 5-7. Mertens continued her roll and breezed through the second set taking the match 7-5, 6-0. Mertens will advance to play the 7 seed Elina Svitolina. McNally will continue in the tournament in doubles action when she partners with Alison Riske to take on the duo of Shuko Aoyama and Aleksandra Krunic tomorrow on court 7.
Later on Center Court Andy Murray made his singles return. In his first match since the Australian Open in January, Murray showed signs of court rust and fell to Frenchman Richard Gasquet 4-6, 4-6. After match Murray said while he felt good on the court, he will not play singles at the upcoming US Open in 2 weeks.
Finally on the Grandstand, fan favorite Nick Kyrgios took on Italian Lorenzo Sonego. The two had some fun rallies, to where at one point, Kyrgios stopped the match so his opponent could enjoy a replay. Ultimately Kyrgios proved to be too much for Sonego defeating him 7-5, 6-4.
All around Day 2 was full of great matches. Here are some results of other matches.
Venus Williams def. Lauren Davis 7-5, 6-2
Maria Sharapova def. Alison Riske 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Dayana Yastremska def. Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4
Radu Albot def. 14 Marin Cilic 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Day 3 will be packed early. Several big matches kick off at 11 am. The day session on Center Court will see Dimitrov vs Wawrinka, followed by defending women's champion Kiki Bertens facing Venus Williams, finishing with men's defending champion Novak Djokovic taking on Sam Querry. Some other matches to keep an eye on.
Gael Monfils vs Frances Tiafoe on Grandstand
Fernando Verdasco vs Benoit Paire on Court 8
Madison Keys vs Garbine Muguruza on Grandstand
Nick Kyrgios/ Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah on Court 8
The Night session will see Roger Federer and Serena Williams on Center Court Federer will play Malteo Berrettini, and Williams will play Zarina Diyas.
For more information including results and the full order of play, visit wsopen.com