U.S. Open 2012: Maria Kirilenko Wins First-Round Match In Straight Sets

With the second day of action at the U.S. Open winding down with Tuesday's night session, a few names are making noise in Flushing Meadow, N.Y.

Russian Maria Kirilenko, the No. 14-seed in the women's singles tournament who might be better known as Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin's girlfriend, is on her way to the second round of the tournament after a dominating South African Chanelle Scheepers in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.

Kirilenko will see Hungarian Greta Arn next in the second round, after Arn advanced as a result of her opponent, Agnes Szavay, retiring midway through the second set of their opening round match.

Arn and Kirilenko share their quarter of the U.S. Open with both No. 4 Serena Williams and No. 8 Carolina Wozniacki, and if the winner of their meeting moves on, they would see Williams in the round of 16.

Check out all of today's scores and the women's draw at USOpen.org.

For more on the 2012 U.S. Open, please be sure to check out our Tennis hub and SBNation.com for all the latest news and updates.

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