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The eyes of the tennis world shifted to the nation's capital Monday for the first round of the 2015 Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington D.C.
Among the notable players in this year's field are Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori, John Isner, Marin Cilic and Sloane Stephens. While most of the marquee singles names did not take the court Monday thanks to early byes, there was plenty of back-and-forth action to keep the fans entertained.
Here is a look at Monday's full results.
Citi Open: Monday Scores Men's Singles
4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Victor Estrella Burgos
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6-7, 6-1, 6-3
7-5, 2-1 (retirement)
4-6, 6-4, 7-6
Updated Draw Schedule
Both the updated men's singles draw and women's singles draw can be found here, courtesy of the event's official website.
Notable Monday Results
One notable result from Monday's action was an upset, at least by name recognition.
Donald Young handled Tommy Haas in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, and made quick work of the former Top 10 player on the ATP world rankings. While nobody would mistake Haas for the impressive force he was in his prime, it was still a disappointing loss.
Young tallied only two aces, but he won 76 percent of his first-service points and also converted four critical break points throughout the match. Kelyn Soong of the Washington Post passed along some highlights from the showdown:
While the result was surprising based on Haas' name recognition alone, this was an important win for Young. Nick Nemeroff of Tennis View Magazine pointed out that Young was in a slump and needed to break out of it moving forward:
The tournament's official Twitter page passed along some post-match comments from Young underscoring the victory:
On the women's side, American Lauren Davis also prevailed in straight sets over Zarina Diyas, 7-5, 2-1.
While Davis ultimately won by retirement, the first set was a back-and-forth thriller for the fans in attendance. Davis tallied two aces (to Diyas' zero), but she still managed to control the match with that first serve. In fact, the American won 73 percent of her first-service points.
Not to be overlooked, Davis converted five of six break points, which helped her ultimately outlast Diyas during http://texastennisopen.com that first set.
Most of the marquee names on the women's side are not in Washington D.C. for the Citi Open. The field is wide open, and Davis already knocked out the No. 8 seed in Diyas. If the American continues to control matches with her first serves as she did Monday, she will be difficult to beat deeper in the tournament.
What's more, matches in the latter stages of events like the Citi Open are all about taking advantage of opportunities. Davis proved she can do just that Monday during her break-point chances and will likely garner confidence moving forward from her early result.
With no Serena Williams standing in the way, Davis (and the rest of the field) could ride those opportunistic points all the way to a title.
Stats courtesy of the event's official website.