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The 2004 U.S. Open
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Pennetta, ranked 83rd, hasn't dropped a set en route to the semifinals. Gasquet made his second Grand Slam semifinal, the only other coming at Wimbledon in 2007.
Merion Golf Club opened the gates Sunday to fans who wanted to buy U.S. Open merchandise. Some of them got a free glimpse of Tiger Woods.
Merion is 6,996 yards on the scorecard, making it the first major championship under 7,000 yards since Shinnecock Hills (also 6,996 yards) for the 2004 U.S. Open. But the yardage can be deceiving.
Ten things to know about the U.S. Open, to be played June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club:
Webb Simpson already played for an amateur championship at Merion.
Two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has defeated former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Bethpage Black lived up its reputation because of the greens, which in some cases looked brown.
Maybe all the pre-tournament "anyone could win" chatter about the women's championship at Roland Garros was right.