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Rainy Day at Flushing Meadows

by Amit Badlani

Only two matches completed on Day 9

Well, the effects of Hurricane Isaac were bound to travel up the east coast and ruin at least one day of the US Open. Viewers of day nine saw only two singles matches get completed because of the rain.

#1 seed Victoria Azarenka defeated defending champ Sam Stosur in a three set affair at Arthur Ashe Stadium (6-1, 4-6, 7-6). This is the first time Azarenka has reached the semifinal round of the US Open. She'll play the victor of Maria Sharapova and Marion Bartoli. Bartoli leads 4-0 in the first set when they play the first match at Ashe Stadium tomorrow.

#4 seed David Ferrer beat #13 seed Richard Gasquet and his beautiful backhand at Louis Armstrong Stadium (7-5, 7-6, 6-4). Three men's singles matches were postponed to be played tomorrow:

The night session match between recently announced retiree Andy Roddick and 2009 US Open champ Juan Martin del Potro was halted during the first set tiebreak with Roddick holding serve in the only point played. They will play second at Ashe. #2 Novak Djokovic is already up a break on #18 Stanislas Wawrinka in the first set 2-0 when they continue on Armstong tomorrow. And #8 seed Janko Tipsarevic is two points from taking the first set against Phillip Kohlschreiber at 5-2 in the first set. They're second up in the Grandstand.

The worst part is that they might not be able to play tomorrow as well. The forecast looks gloomier on day 10.


Azarenka on being in the semis for the first time Azarenka on being pushed to edge Stosur on being happy the way she played even though she lost Stosur on playing her best tennis of the year.mp3 Ferrer on the improvements in his game