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US Open Diary – Day 7 Highlights – Sky High Surprises – 2016

QUEENS, NY, September 4, 2016  – 

The US Open was in no short supply of surprises today.

Unseeded Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) upset 13-seed Johanna Konta (GBR) in two sets — and unseeded Caroline Wozniacki (DEN, above) beat 8-seed Madison Keys (USA) in similar fashion.

Sevastova and Wozniacki now face each other in the quarterfinals.

And just when you thought there’d be no more shockers, 24-seed Lucas Pouille (FRA) raises his game and drops 4-seed Rafael Nadal in a fifth set tie-breaker!  The win pits Pouille against fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils in their quarterfinal match.

Other players headed to the Round of 8:

  • 7-seed Roberta Vinci (ITA) will play 2- seed Angelique Kerber; and
  • 9-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA, def. 26-seed Jack Sock) will go up against either 1-seed Novak Djokovic (SRB) or unseeded Kyle Edmund (GBR).

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TROPICAL STORM HERMINE – US OPEN

Pardon the duplication, but until further notice, we think it’s best to repeat this post from the day before…

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!

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BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY SEVEN

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“If I am a hundred percent healthy, I have the energy to keep going. I believe that I can have a couple of more good years.” — A defeated Rafael Nadal, after his post-match press conference.

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CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY SEVEN

Celebs attending today’s US Open: actor Hugh Grant, actress Vanessa Williams, actor Michael Chiklis, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, tennis great Rod Laver, American football player Odell Beckham, Jr., model Ashley Graham, and actor Michael Shannon.

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US OPEN GUIDE –

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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY SEVEN

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In Tennis, It’s Love, Actually: Actor Hugh Grant attends the Day Session of the US Open.

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The Other Love Actually: Dani Scheiman (right) proposed to his girlfriend Lauren Rubin at the Open today. For those keeping score at home, she said yes.

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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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