Right place, right time, and a dash of luck. Sometimes things work out. Serena gets the win, someone in the front row happened to fire their flash at the exact time my shutter fired and here's the result.
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Kei Nishikori battled through an epic five-setter with two tie-breakers to take down third seed Stan Wawrinka in the Quarterfinals of the 2014 US Open. Nishikori will take on the winner of Novak Djokovic v Andy Murray currently in the first set of their match at this exact moment.
Tommy Robredo looked for luck on Louis Armstrong, the same court and round where he beat Roger Federer last year, but no such luck came. Robredo fought hard, but lost to third seed Stan Wawrinka in four sets.
American Sam Querrey stretching for a ball against first-seed Novak Djokovic this past Saturday. Querrey lost in straight sets.
The sun set yesterday on Day 8 of the 2014 US Open. We're starting to enter the home-stretch. The matches should be heating up as we start the Men's and Women's Quarterfinals.
Tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki takes down Maria Sharapova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the fourth round of the 2014 US Open.
Serena Williams cruises past Varvara Lepchenko to clinch a spot in the fourth round of the 2014 US Open. Photo: Mike Lawrence/uopen.org.
Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round today defeating American Sam Querrey, and prior to that I was able to capture him stretching for a few balls as he beat Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets. Photos: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga takes out Juan Monaco in the first round of the 2014 US Open.
Venus and Serena Williams lost in women's doubles semi-final action to Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka. The crowd got behind the Williams sisters but in the end, they didn't have enough to pull it out, losing in straight sets. Serena will go on to the women's singles finals in a rematch of last year against Victoria Azarenka. Credits: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
Andrea Hlavackova had a big day winning the mixed doubles finals with Max Mirnyi, then resting a few hours and beating the Williams sisters in the women's doubles semi-finals with her partner Lucie Hradecka. Here she is with partner Mirnyi in their mixed finals victory, as well as opposing team Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez. Credits: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
Both racquet and ball compress as Rafael Nadal smashes a backhand back to fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo. Robredo had a great win over Roger Federer in the fourth round of the men's draw, but couldn't pull it together to overcome Nadal, losing in straight sets. Nadal has a day off before hitting the big stage again for his semi-final match. Credit: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
Tommy Robredo had a great run, defeating Roger Federer in the fourth round of the men's draw, but his tournament came to an end tonight by Rafael Nadal. Nadal was all business in the all-Spanish quarterfinal taking down Robredo convincingly in straight sets. Nadal will play Saturday in the semi-finals. Credit: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
I've enjoyed covering some of the juniors this year. While we may not know their names today, they could pop up on the radar in a few years. First seed Alexander Zverev serves here in the final set of his second round juniors match which he won in a tiebreaker shortly thereafter. Credit: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.