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US Open Diary – Day 9 Highlights – Quarterfinal Fun – 2016

QUEENS, NY, September 6, 2016  – 

Quarterfinal excitement kicked off today with four matches on the schedule.

In the first match of the day, 2-seed Angelique Kerber (GER, above) breezed past 7-seed Roberta Vinci (ITA) in two straight sets.

And then 10-seed Gael Monfils did the same, blowing by 24-seed Lucas Pouille in three straight.

In the evening session, unseeded Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) was victorious, waving off  Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) with ease. Wozniacki will meet Kerber in what should be an entertaining semifinal match.

And what’s now a regular occurrence at the Open, 1-seed Novak Djokovik  is also headed to the semis. Djokovic advanced after 9-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired with a leg injury after losing two straight sets.

Djokovic’s next opponent will be Gael Monfils.

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Tomorrow’s quarterfinal matches:

1-seed Serena Williams vs. 5-seed Simona Halep

10-seed Karolina Pliskova vs Unseeded Ana Konjuh

3-seed Stan Wawrinka vs. Wildcard Juan Martin del Potro 

2-seed Andy Murray  vs. 6-seed Kei Nishikori

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BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY NINE

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“When I feel ready to open up and say something then I will, but for now, I’m just here to play this tournament.” – Caroline Wozniacki (pictured above), responding to reports that she was thinking about retiring.

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CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY NINE

Seen around Arthur Ashe Stadium today: actor Ben Stiller with actress wife Christine Taylor; actor Hugh Jackman with actress-producer wife Deborra-Lee Furness; celebrity fitness trainer Shaun T; businessman Jim Dolan; former tennis legend John McEnroe; former basketball player Shaquille O’Neal; former hockey player Mike Richter; NBA Commissioner Adam Silver; businessman Henry Kravis; and former NYC mayors David Dinkins and Michael Bloomberg.

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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY NINE

monfils 210-seed Gael Monfils (FRA) cruised easily past 24-seed Lucas Pouille (FRA). Monfils won 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

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It’s a practice day for Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) who plays 3-seed Stan Wawrinka tomorrow. 

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Serena Williams shows off a new look after her practice session this morning.

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Rooting for Novak Djokovic tonight: married actors Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller and Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness.

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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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