Second-seeded Simona Halep needed three sets to win her first-round match at the US Open. Ditto for Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic. Sometimes the early pressure is the most intense pressure.
Michelle Kwan struggled at first to find her way after retiring from figure skating, but her heart led her to the Special Olympics.
On Wednesday, Sam Gordon's family got a card from the NFL offering the 9-year-old phenom tickets to the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
After announcing his retirement, Andy Roddick began to loosen up with the press now that he's potentially headed for the flip side.