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US Open Glance
August 29, 2013, 12:57 am

NEW YORK (AP) A look at Wednesday's play at the $34.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy and humid, followed by an extended rain delay. High of 78.

ATTENDANCE: Day: 34,304. Night: 22,836. Total: 57,140.

MEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka, No. 17 Kevin Anderson, No. 20 Andreas Seppi and No. 21 Mikhail Youzhny.

MEN'S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 16 Fabio Fognini, No. 24 Benoit Paire and No. 29 Jurgen Melzer.

WOMEN'S SEEDED WINNERS: No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 5 Li Na, No. 15 Sloane Stephens, No. 18 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 23 Jamie Hampton, No. 30 Laura Robson and No. 32 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.


TOP PLAYERS ON COURT THURSDAY: Men: No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. Rogerio Dutra Silva, No. 4 David Ferrer vs. Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 7 Roger Federer vs. Carlos Berlocq; Women: No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Galina Voskoboeva, No. 2 Victoria Azarenka vs. Aleksandra Wozniak, No. 4 Sara Errani vs. Flavia Pennetta, No. 6 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Chanelle Scheepers, No. 7 Petra Kvitova vs. Bojana Jovanovski.

STAT OF THE DAY: The Zheng Jie-Venus Williams match lasted 3 hours, 2 minutes. Zheng won 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5). It is the fifth longest women's singles match in recorded U.S. Open history (since 1970).

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "First, I want to say, `Sorry, guys."' - Zheng Jie, who beat crowd favorite Venus Williams.

TUESDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; ESPN2, 1-11 p.m.

ON THIS DATE (Aug. 29, 1968): Billie Jean King plays the first stadium match of the U.S. Open era (1968-present), defeating Dr. Vija Vuskains, a dentist from Long Island, 6-1, 6-0, at Forest Hills.

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