What to Watch on Day 1

bethaniematteksands What to Watch on Day 1It’s the first day of the Open, which means chaos. Lots of matches, all courts full and crowds–everywhere, crowds.

Here’s what we’re most looking forward to today:

Viktoriya Kutuzova vs. Kim Clijsters; Arthur Ashe, 11am:

The former Open champ returns for the first time in three years! And she might be more than respectable.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Iveta Benesova; Court 4, late afternoon:

We have a soft spot for Bethanie, and we can’t wait to see what she’ll wear this year.

Donald Young vs. no. 14 Tommy Robredo; Court 7, early afternoon:

Young had to qualify his way into the Open and he’s got a rough opening match, but Court 7 is one of the back courts that’s always obscenely loud. If Young can push Robredo, this place will be rocking.

(28) Sybille Bammer vs.  Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez; Court 10, late afternoon:

Just because.

Opening Ceremony; Arthur Ashe, 7pm:

Andre Agassi finally gets feted at the Open. Plus: Doug Flutie!