QUEENS, NY, September 7, 2016 –
Quarterfinal excitement continued with the last four matches on the schedule.
Today’s Open shocker! 2-seed Andy Murray (GBR, pictured above) was swept out of the tournament by 6-seed Kei Nishikori (JPN).
Nishikori sent Murray home after an incredible five set match. The final score: 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Nishikori will play 3-seed Stan Wawrinka in their semi-final match on Friday.
Earlier today, 10-seed Karolina Pliskova (CZE) dominated Ana Konjuh (CRO) in two straight sets.
Pliskova moves on to face 1-seed Serena Williams (USA), who fended off 5-seed Simona Halep (ROU) in three sets.
Kei Nishikori taking flight during one of his serves to Andy Murray.
YOUR 2016 US OPEN SEMI-FINAL MATCHES
1-seed Serena Williams (USA) vs. 10-seed Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
2-seed Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Unseeded Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
1-seed Novak Djokovik (SRB) vs. 10-seed Gael Monfils (FRA)
3-seed Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. 6-seed Kei Nishikori (JPN)
Serena Williams summoned up a win, outlasting Simona Halep in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
GOODBYE LOUIS ARMSTRONG STADIUM
The old Louis Armstrong Stadium will soon make way for a newer version coming in 2018. Fans are invited to say their final goodbyes to the stadium tomorrow, which is Community Day at the Open.
What’s Community Day? Anyone wishing to visit the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center can do so for FREE from 12 pm to 6 pm.
BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY TEN
“You know, Kei is obviously capable on this surface of beating the best players and has beaten Novak here, as well, so you know, I would put Novak as the favorite, but everyone’s got a chance.” – A defeated Andy Murray, answering a reporter’s question about how he sees the rest of the Open “playing out.”
CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY TEN
Seen around Arthur Ashe Stadium today: musician Fabolous, actress Julianna Margulies, TV journo Katie Couric, musician Tony Bennett, actor John Slattery, basketball player Draymond Green, musician Pharrell Williams (pictured above), TV journalist Lara Spencer, actor Matthew Morrison, model Devon Windsor, designer Calvin Klein, former basketball player Rick Fox, musician Queen Latifah, hockey player Mika Zibanejad, lawyer David Boies, and tennis greats Billie Jean King, Stan Smith, John McEnrore, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Martina Navratilova and Virginia Wade.
US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY TEN
Musican Fabolous, posing for pictures before attending the Pliskova – Konjuh match earlier today. He returned for the Evening Session, as well. Pretty fab if you ask us!
NBA star Draymond Green, attending the Evening Session of the US Open. Score!
Pharrell Williams, who collaborated on a limited edition Stan Smith sneaker, was one of the many musicians attending the US Open this evening. Also there tonight: Queen Latifah and Tony Bennett.
Love the sneaks, Katie! TV journalist Katie Couric, wearing her Stan Smiths with US Open pride.
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2016 US OPEN DIARY – LIVE REPORTING – NEWSWHISTLE
Day Ten – Wednesday, September 7 – Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals
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