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US Open Diary – Day 2 Highlights – Sun and Fun In New York – 2016

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QUEENS, NY, August 30, 2016  – 

Day Two fans enjoyed sunny skies while watching most of the top names in tennis advance to the Second Round.

Players who won their matches today included 1-seed Serena Williams (USA); 3-seed Stan Wawrinka (SUI, pictured above); 5-seed Simona Halep (ROU); 6-seed Venus Williams (USA) and 6-seed Kei Nishikori (JPN).

For those liking their upsets, 12-seed David Goffin (BEL), 17-seed Bernard Tomic (AUS), 23-seed Daria Kasatkina (RUS), and 29-seed Ana Ivanovic (SRB) were all sent packing today.

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BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY TWO

“I kind of learned that playing against better players, you can’t really dwell on the past. The past is the past. It’s kind of next point, you know. You just got to focus on the next point.” — Unseeded qualifier Jared Donaldson (USA) who — in the surprise of the day — defeated 12-seed David Goffin (BEL).

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CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY TWO

In attendance today: former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, actress Lupita Nyong’o, former tennis champ Andre Agassi, Gold Medal swimmer Simone Manuel, editrix Anna Wintour, and actor Kevin Spacey.

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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY TWO

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Eugenie Bouchard (who withdrew from the US Open last year after a strange slip and fall) was back in Queens this year. But the Canadian star flamed out in the first round, dropping her match to Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

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serena williams 2Serena Williams, seen arriving at the stadium before winning her First Round match.

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simone manuelA Number One Fan: Gold Medal swimmer Simone Manuel was just one of several bold-faced names attending today’s Night Session.

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Until tomorrow!

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All images unless otherwise noted courtesy of NewsWhistle

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2016 US OPEN DIARY – LIVE REPORTING – NEWSWHISTLE

Day One – Monday, August  29 – First Round

Day Two – Tuesday, August 30 – First Round

Day Three – Wednesday, August 31 – Second Round 

Day Four – Thursday, September 1 – Second Round 

Day Five – Friday, September 2 – Third Round 

Day Six – Saturday, September 3 – Third Round 

Day Seven – Sunday, September 4 – Round of 16 

Day Eight – Monday, September 5 – Round of 16 

Day Nine – Tuesday, September 6 – Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals 

Day Ten – Wednesday, September 7 – Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals

Day Eleven – Thursday, September 8 – Women’s Singles Semifinals 

Day Twelve – Friday, September 9 – Men’s Singles Semifinals 

 

Day Thirteen – Saturday, September 10 – Women’s Singles Final 

Day Fourteen – Sunday, September 11 – Men’s Singles Final 

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