NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Roger Federer of Switzerland participates in the Stadium Show during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day prior to the start of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

U.S. Open Tennis 2012 Preview: Federer And Azarenka Top Seeds As Action Begins Monday

The U.S. Open begins tomorrow at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

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2012 U.S. Open Scores: No. 1-Seeded Victoria Azarenka Moves On With Straight-Set Victory

Victoria Azarenka, the top seed in the women's bracket, easily advanced to the third round of the 2012 U.S. Open Wednesday, defeating Kiresten Flipkens, 6-2, 6-2, in the second round in Flushing Meadows, NY. Azarenka will play China's Jie Zheng, who also won, 6-3, 6-1 over Magdalena Rybarikova, in the third round.

Currently, Azarenka and Zheng are one of four women to collect second-round victories on Day 3 of the single-elimination tournament. The other women competitors to advance are: Mallory Burdette, who beat Lucie Hradecka, 6-2, 6-4, and Nadia Petrova, who earned a straight-set victory (6-3, 6-1) over fellow Russian Simona Halep.

Later in the day, around 5 p.m. ET, Kim Clijsters will take on Laura Robson at Arther Ashe Stadium. At 7 p.m. ET, Maria Sharapova will face off against Lourdes Dominguez Lino.

Meanwhile, on the men's side: Igor Sijsling defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4, in a first-round contest, while tonight's primetime match-up is between Andy Murray and Ivan Dodig.

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2012 U.S. Open Scores: Samantha Stosur Moves On Before Rain Delays Play

Play has been suspended at the 2012 U.S. Open, as rain is falling at Flushing Meadows, NY. Only a handful of matches have been completed for the day, while others featured suspended play. Play is expected to resume shortly.

The most notable match that completed Monday was on the women's side, where defending champion Samantha Stosur defeated Petra Martic, 6-1, 6-1, in the first round. Stosur advances to face the winner of Edina Gallovits-Hall and Stefanie Voegele in the second round.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati, OH native Nicole Gibbs has yet to take the court as she faces France's Alize Cornet. Later on at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Russia's Maria Sharapova squares off against Hungary's Melinda Czink.

On the men's side, England's Andy Murray is in action against Alex Bogomolov Jr. Currently, Murray leads the first set 2-1.

Starting at 7 p.m., No. 1-overall seed Roger Federer faces USA's Donald Young.

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