It took 2004 US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova nearly three hours to reach the third round on Thursday after beating Peng Shuai from China 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in a tough match.
Former champion Juan Martin del Potro outslugged a gritty Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in a contentious four-set match to reach the second round of the US Open on Wednesday.
Tim can be forgiven for his slow start at the US Open on Wednesday, given his courtesy car ran out of gas on the way to Flushing Meadows and he momentarily feared he would not make it to the court at all.
China's fifth-seeded Li Na breezed into the third round of the US Open - and a revenge rematch against Britain's Laura Robson - with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over 100th-ranked Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden.
Venus Williams is going to have a lot more time to prepare for her upcoming tournaments in Asia than she really wanted, thanks to one of Asia's top players.
Venus Williams dug herself out of deficits over and over again, until she simply ran out of solutions, exiting the US Open before the third round for the third year in a row.
From the earnest explanation of why Gary the Snail is her favorite SpongeBob SquarePants' character to the name-check of rapper Lil Wayne, Victoria Duval made quite clear she is very much a 17-year-old kid.
At this point in his career, Roger Federer recognizes the importance of a little extra work.
Officers of the Tennis Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China denied that Li Na was once forced to take steroid pills as an article in the New York Times stated.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki reeled off five consecutive games to dig herself out of a hole on Tuesday and safely reach the second round of the US Open.
Former champion Sam Stosur was bundled out of the US Open by American teenager Victoria Duval on Tuesday.