QUEENS, NY, September 3, 2016 –
With a tropical storm making its way towards New York, it was all business as usual at the US Open.
Yesterday, 8 men and 8 women players advanced to the next round. Here are today’s 16 winners:
- 1-seed Serena Williams (USA);
- 2-seed Andy Murray (GBR);
- 3-seed Stan Wawrinka (SUI);
- 4-seed Agnieszka Radwanska (POL, beat 25-seed Caroline Garcia);
- 5-seed Simona Halep (ROU, beat 31-seed Timea Babos);
- 6-seed Venus Williams (USA, beat 26-seed Laura Siegemund);
- 6-seed Kei Nishikori (JPN);
- 8-seed Dominic Thiem (AUT);
- 10-seed Karolina Pliskova (CZE, beat 17-seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova);
- 11-seed Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP, beat 19-seed Elena Vesnina);
- 21-seed Ivo Karlovic (CRO);
- 22-seed Grigor Dimitrov (BUL);
- Unseeded Ana Konjuh (CRO);
- Unseeded Illya Marchenko (UKR, beat 14-seed Nick Kyrgios);
- Unseeded Yarolava Shvedova (KAZ);
- Wildcard Juan Martin del Potro (ARG, beat 11-seed David Ferrer).
TROPICAL STORM HERMINE – US OPEN
Regarding the impending storm, don’t worry about Arthur Ashe’s new retractable roof.
We’ve been told it can withstand winds of 100 mph in a locked position, whether open or closed.
And if you’re a ticketholder wondering if the weather will cause any cancellations, please note Open officials are monitoring the situation, and will work with the city and make changes to the schedule, if and when needed.
Until then… it’s game on!
BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY SIX
“Hopefully Nick wins [his singles match]. It will be easier to tell him.” — Daniel Evans, who injured his foot during a heartbreaking loss to Stan Wawrinka and won’t be able to play his doubles match tomorrow with partner Nick Kyrgios.
(UPDATE: Soon after Evans spoke, Kyrgios retired from his own singles match with a hip-flexor injury.)
CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY SIX
Celebs attending today’s US Open include actress Uzo Aduba; actor Kevin Spacey; actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin; singer Kelly Rowland and husband Tim Witherspoon; and basketball player Carmelo Anthony, wife La La Anthony, and son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony.
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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY SIX
Kelly Rowland (left) joined Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony and their son Kiyan Carmelo Anthony at the Day Session of the US Open.
6-seed Kei Nishikori (JPN), before his Third Round match today against France’s Nicolas Mahut.
2-seed Andy Murray (GBR), in his Third Round match today against Paolo Lorenzi (ITA).
Calm, before storm.
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Day Six – Saturday, September 3 – Third Round
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