2019 US Open – Tennis News – Day 9 – First Day Of Quarterfinals


NewsWhistle was live at the 2019 US Open tennis tournament, where players and fans experienced fourteen days of fun and forehands in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

This year’s competition ran from August 26th until September 8th.

Our update for Tuesday, September 3, the first day of quarterfinals, is below.




Today marked the start of the 2019 US Open quarterfinals, and with it four great matches of tennis.

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For the men, Russian five-seed Daniil Medvedev (pictured above) faced off against Swiss twenty-three seed Stan Wawrinka, and Swiss three-seed Roger Federer matched up against Grigor Dimitrov.

Winning in four sets today, Medvedev became the youngest US Open finalist (at age 23) since Novak Djokovic in 2010.

During the night session, Federer lost in a fifth-set heartbreaker, 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Medvedev now faces Dmitrov in Friday’s semi-final match-up.

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For the women, Ukrainian fifth-seed Elina Svitolina played British sixteenth-seed Johanna Konta, and American eight-seed Serena Williams (pictured above) faced off against Chinese eighteenth-seed Qiang Wang.

Winning a two set match against Konta, Svitolina became the first Ukrainian women to reach the semifinals of the US Open.

In a two set match, Williams defeated Wang. In this 44 minute win, Williams claimed her 100th career victory at the US Open.


Moving On To The Semifinals – Serena Williams (USA) [8]; Daniil Medvedev (RUS) [5]; Elina Svitolina (UKR) [5]; and Grigor Dmitrov (BUL).

Eliminated From The Tournament – Roger Federer (SUI) [3] (Defeated by Grigor Dmitrov); Stan Wawrinka (SUI) [23] (Defeated by Daniil Medvedev); Johanna Konta (GBR) [16] (Defeated by Elina Svitolina); and Qiang Wang (CHN) [18] (Defeated by Serena Williams).


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Grigor Dmitrov, after defeating Roger Federer:

“It’s the best of five. Anything can happen.”


03Sep2019USOpen_1699 - Arianna Huffington - Day 9 - Photo by Neil BaintonHuffington Post founder Arianna Huffington

03Sep2019USOpen_1809 - penn badgley - day 9 - photo by neil baintonActor Penn Badgley 

03Sep2019USOpen_1242 - Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani - day 9 - photo by neil baintonIce dancers Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani 

03Sep2019USOpen_2038 - Martha Stewart - photo by Neil Bainton Personality Martha Stewart

03Sep2019USOpen_1961 - Adam Silver - Photo by Neil Bainton NBA Commisioner Adam Silver

03Sep2019USOpen_1910 - Vera Wang - Photo by Neil Bainton Designer Vera Wang

03Sep2019USOpen_1743 - james blake and jameela jamil - day 9 - photo by neil baintonSinger James Blake and actress Jameela Jamil 

03Sep2019USOpen_1783 - Amy Schumer - photo by Neil Bainton Comedian Amy Schumer

03Sep2019USOpen_1393 - Clive Davis - photo by Neil BaintonRecord producer Clive Davis

03Sep2019USOpen_1430 - katie couric - day 9 - photo by neil baintonJournalist Katie Couric 

03Sep2019USOpen_1649 - priyanka chopra - day 9 - photo by neil baintonActress Priyanka Chopra

03Sep2019USOpen_1182 - Joe Torre - photo by Neil BaintonBaseball exec Joe Torre

Celebrities in attendance today include dancer Tiler Peck, actor Anthony Rapp, tennis player Rod Laver, record producer Clive Davis (pictured above), singer Vanessa Williams, rapper Queen Latifah, editrix Anna Wintour, golfer Tiger Woods, designer Vera Wang (pictured above), actress Jameela Jamil and singer James Blake (pictured above), actor Adam Scott, comedian Amy Schumer (pictured above), actress Priyanka Chopra (pictured above), baseball exec Joe Torre (pictured above), actor Penn Badgley (pictured above), personality Jonathan Van Ness, actor Justin Theroux, personality Martha Stewart (pictured above), ice dancers Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani (pictured above),  SNL’s Michael Che, golfer Smylie Kaufman, golfer Doc Redmond, golfer Jonathan Byrd, ice hockey player David Pasternak, ice hockey player Charlie McAvoy, chef Alex Guarnaschelli, chef Anne Burrell, chef Michael White, chef Jacques Torres, chef Josh Capon, actor Neil Patrick Harris, actor David Burtka, journalist Katie Couric (pictured above), ice hockey player Artemi Panarin, Huffington Post founder Ariana Huffington (pictured above), actor Justin Theroux, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (pictured above).


All copyrighted images by photographer Neil Bainton, unless stated otherwise.


For all of our 2019 US Open coverage, click here.