The 2nd and 3rd seeded teams were both taken out in the first round of doubles play today in Flushing Meadows. 3rd-seeded Chan Yung-Jan and Chuang Chia-Jung were defeated 7-5, 6-1, by Abilgail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones. The second seeds, Kveta Peschke and Rennae Stubbs, were taken out by Marina Erakovic and Jelena Kostanic Tosic, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Those were not the only upsets. 9th seeded Nathalie Dechy and Casey Dellacqua were defeated 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 by Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska. The number 15 seeds, Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta, were defeated by Tathiana Garbin and Tamira Paszek, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and number 16 seeds Eva Hrdinova and Vladimira Uhlirova lost to Stephanie Foretz and Camille Pin, who beat them 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
All of the above-named winning teams were unseeded.