Defending champions Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock won their first round match at the U.S. Open tonight, and it was a real thriller. Oudin and Sock played 5th seeds Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic. Srebotnik and Zimonjic won the first set 6-4, and Oudin and Sock won the second, 6-3. The super-tiebreak was--well, a super tiebreak. Oudin and Sock saved four match points, and won 15-13 on their second match point.
Melanie Oudin was such a standout in this match. She was simply fearless, attacking the net, trading face-to-face volleys with Zimonjic, and coming up with some really impressive passing shots.
In women's doubles, top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond advanced. Kim Clijsters and Kirsten Flipkens did not; they were defeated by Chuang Chia-Jung and Zhang Shuai. Kim Clijsters has one more event at this tournament; she and Bob Bryan are partners in mixed doubles.