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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Angelique Kerber, 2016 Us Open

Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber is in the semifinals of the US Open for the first time since 2011 (she lost to eventual winner Sam Stosur). Kerber dispatched last year’s finalist Roberta Vinci 7-5 6-0. She will next face Caroline Wozniacki who defeated the surprising Anastasija Sevatsova 6-0 6-2.

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber
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Andy Murray 2016 US Open outfit

Andy Murray has only lost one set en route to the US Open quarterfinals. He faces Kei Nishikori today for a place in the semifinals where he could meet the winner of the Del Potro – Wawrinka match. Do you think he will win the title this year?

Who will win the 2016 US Open?

  • Novak Djokovic (45%, 62 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (27%, 38 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (17%, 24 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Someone else (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Gael Monfils (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Kei Nishikori (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Marin Cilic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dominic Thiem (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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Check out Andy’s 2016 US Open looks:

Andy Murray 2016 US Open outfit

Andy Murray 2016 US Open outfit

Andy Murray 2016 US Open outfit

Photo credit: Under Armour

Gael Monfils, 2016 US Open

Lucas Pouille‘s US Open campaign came to an end with a straight sets loss to GaĆ«l Monfils in the quarterfinals. With three 5-sets win over Chiudinelli, Bautista Agut and Rafael Nadal, the 22 year old Frenchman showed great physical and mental resources and he’s without a doubt a player to watch in the years to come.

As for Monfils, he’ll play Novak Djokovic on Friday in what looks like the most important match of his career.

Lucas Pouille

Lucas Pouille

Lucas Pouille
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Del Potro, 2016 US Open

The feel good story of this tournament: plagued with wrist injuries over the last years, the 2009 US Open champion made his comeback to the tour in February, and on Monday he reached the quarterfinals of the US Open after Dominic Thiem retired due to a knee injury.

Men’s singles quarterfinals:
Lucas Pouille vs Gael Monfils
Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Juan Martin del Potro vs Stan Wawrinka
Kei Nishikori vs Andy Murray

Who will win the 2016 US Open?

  • Novak Djokovic (45%, 62 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (27%, 38 Votes)
  • Rafael Nadal (17%, 24 Votes)
  • Stan Wawrinka (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Someone else (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Gael Monfils (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Kei Nishikori (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Milos Raonic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Marin Cilic (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dominic Thiem (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 139

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A few photos from the match between Del Potro and Thiem:

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Venus Williams, 2016 US Open

Venus Williams, playing in her 72nd Grand Slam tournament, wears the Chela Dress from her fitness and athleisure clothing line, EleVen by Venus Williams.

Venus Williams US Open dress

Venus’ dress is available on elevenbyvenuswilliams.com for $98.

Photo credit: @justdjoking

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