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US Open Diary – Day 11 Highlights – The Women’s Semi-Finals – 2016

QUEENS, NY, September 8, 2016  – 

What?!? Favorite Serena Williams (USA) lost tonight to 10-seed Karolina Pliskova (CZE) in the first Semi-Final match of the night.

While Pliskova is on a hot tear, having just won the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, the crowd certainly didn’t see this one coming.

But between Pliskova’s sweet service game — and Williams’ injured left knee – it was lights out for the 1-seed.

Look for Pliskova to face 2-seed Angelique Kerber (GER, below) in the Women’s Singles Final on Saturday.

The Final is guaranteed to be a fun match. Pliskova’s playing well, and Kerber’s out for revenge, having lost to Pliskova in the Finals in Cincinnati, 6-3, 6-1 .

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TOMORROW’S MEN’S SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

NOT STARTING BEFORE 3 pm (EST), FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 – 1-seed Novak Djokovik (SRB) vs. 10-seed Gael Monfils (FRA)

NOT STARTING BEFORE 4:30 pm (EST), FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 – 3-seed Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. 6-seed Kei Nishikori (JPN)

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BEST QUOTE – US OPEN DAY ELEVEN

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“Okay, I’m not going to repeat myself, I wasn’t tired from yesterday’s match. I’m a professional player; been playing for over 20 years…. If I was tired I should definitely get a new career.” – Serena Williams, answering if she was fatigued today after winning her quarterfinal match yesterday.

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CELEBRITIES – US OPEN DAY ELEVEN

Celebrities spotted outside Arthur Ashe Stadium: actress Candice Bergen, TV personality and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager, actor Leslie Odom Jr., TV personality Billy Bush, basketball player Russell Westbrook, actress-model Emily Ratajkowski, married TV journalists Maury Povich and Kaity Tong, basketball player Draymond Green, Olympic star Allyson Felix, and former tennis greats Andy Roddick, Chris Evert and Tracy Austin.

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US OPEN PHOTOS – US OPEN DAY ELEVEN

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TV Personality and Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager

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Actress Candice Bergen

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NBA basketball star Russell Westbrook

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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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