Player: Rebecca Marino
Current Ranking: 179
Today's Result: loss to Venus Williams (3rd seed, USA) in straight sets
Marino went through qualifying to reach her first slam main draw. There is certainly no shame in losing to a two-time champion. She is young. The future is bright.
Catching Up with Old Friends
Tobias Kamke (Curtain Call, Roland Garros Day 4) - This is Kamke's first appearance in the US Open main draw and he was able to skip qualifying altogether. Hopefully, his ranking will continue its upward trend through the fall.
My Tennis Fantasy
Venus Williams was my suicide pool pick for the day. Her victory over Marino sees me through. There is obvious risk in picking such a strong player this early but I don't see Venus going much further.