Angelique Kerber, 2016 US Open

An upset and a new queen.

Karolina Pliskova played brilliantly to defeat 22-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straight sets 6-2 7-6. That means Angelique Kerber (who defeated Caroline Wozniacki in the second semifinal) will replace Serena as the new number 1 in the WTA rankings on Monday. She will be the first German to top the rankings since Steffi Graf back in 1997.

Relive the semifinals through Brian’s tweets:

Photo credit: Porsche AG

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Gael Monfils, 2016 US Open

Gaël Monfils has received an easy draw and has not lost a set so far in the tournament. He will defy Novak Djokovic tomorrow for a place in the US Open final.

Monfils signed with Japanese brand asics in 2013. He wears asics men’s fall collection.

Gael Monfils

Gaël’s shirt is available in three colorways: Blue, Dark Red and White/Grey:

Gael Monfils, 2016 US Open

Gaël’s shoe of choice is the Asics GEL-RESOLUTION 6:

Asics GEL-RESOLUTION 6

Photo credit: Luis Fonseca, asics

Kei Nishikori, 2016 US Open

Many people (including me) had made Andy Murray their favorite to win this year’s US Open. And it all started well in his quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori as he won the first set 6-1. But Nishikori rallied from one set down, and then 2 sets to one down to win in 5 sets: 1-6 6-4 4-6 6-1 7-5. What a roller coaster of a match!

Relive the match through Brian’s tweets:

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Wawrinka defeats del Potro in the 2016 US Open QF

Thanks to his win over 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, Stan Wawrinka reaches the US Open semifinals for the third time in four years. He will face Kei Nishikori who upset world number two Andy Murray.

Wawrinka and Del Potro | by Michael C Dunne

Juan Martin del Potro | by Michael C Dunne

Juan Martin del Potro | by Michael C Dunne
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Serena Williams defeats Simona Halep at the 2016 US Open QF

First test for Serena Williams in this US Open and she had to fight hard and survived Simona Halep‘s comeback to qualify for the semifinals 6-2 4-6 6-3. She will face big server Karolina Pliskova.

Simona Halep | by Michael C Dunne

Serena Williams | by Michael C Dunne

Simona Halep | by Michael C Dunne
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