US Open 2011: Big moments of Day 7
The seventh day of the US Open 2011 offered less surprises as most top seeds made it through their matches. The business however, now gets serious as players try to lay their stake on the championships.
The seventh day of the US Open 2011 offered less surprises as most top seeds made it through their matches. The business however, now gets serious as players try to lay their stake on the championships. (AP Photo)
<b>Match of the Day: </b>Samantha Stosur beat Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-7 (15), 6-3 in a three set encounter. (AP Photo)
<b>Moment of the day: </b>Frozen by the leg cramps that simultaneously hit his right hamstring and thigh about two hours after he'd won his third-round match,World No. 2 Rafael Nadal rolled his head back, squeezed his eyes shut, covered his contorted face with his left arm and leaned awkwardly in the leather chair used by players during U.S. Open news conferences. (AP Photo)
<b>Quote of the Day: </b>"Not to put a dampener on the story, which I know you guys think is really big, but people cramp after matches when you're cold. It's just something that happens. It's just unfortunate it happened in front of you all. Every single player in there has had that happen before. Every single one." — Andy Roddick, on Rafael Nadal's leg cramps, which interrupted his post-match media session. (AFP Photo)
<b>Moment of joy: </b>Donald Young points to the crowd after winning his third round match against Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina. (AFP Photo)
<b>Best seed in action(men's): </b>Rafael Nadal reacts during his match against David Nalbandian. Nadal won the match in straight sets. (AFP Photo)
<b>Best seed in action(women's): </b>Second-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia celebrates defeating Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round match. (AFP Photo)
<b>WAG of the day: </b>Kim Sears watches as her boyfriend Andy Murray of Great Britain plays against Feliciano Lopez of Spain. (AFP Photo)
<b>Former Champion in action: </b>Juan Martin del Potro was ousted by Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3). (AFP Photo)
<b>Stat of the day: </b>Maria Kirilenko edged the second set against Samantha Stosur with a 17-15 tiebreak victory. It fell just short of John McEnroe's memorable 18-16 fourth-set tiebreaker victory against Bjorn Borg in the 1980 Wimbledon final. (AFP Photo)
<b>Upset of the day: </b>Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of Czech Republic defeated sixth seeded Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
<b>Moment of relief: </b>Flavia Pennetta came back from being 5-0 in the second set tie break to win it 8-6 against Peng Shuai of China. (AP Photo)