- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A look at Thursday’s play at the $42.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

WEATHER: Overcast followed by rain, which postponed the women’s semifinals until Friday. High of 75.


MEN’S RESULTS (Doubles Semifinals): The 12th-seeded French team of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut will face the No. 8-seeds Jamie Murray of Britain and John Peers of Australia in the final on Saturday. Herbert and Mahut beat Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt in straight sets, while Murray and Peers beat the American team of Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey in three sets.

WOMEN’S RESULTS (Doubles Semifinals): Unseeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld and CoCo Vandeweghe led No. 4-seed Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 4-3 in the first set when rain suspended play for the night.

Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, lead Casey Dellacqua, Australia, and Yaroslava Shvedova (4), Kazakhstan, 4-3, susp., rain.

ON COURT FRIDAY (Semifinals): Men: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 9 Marin Cilic, No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 5 Stan Wawrinka. Women: No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Roberta Vinci, No. 2 Simona Halep vs. No. 26 Flavia Pennetta.

STAT OF THE DAY: 2011 - The last year in which both men’s and women’s semifinals were played on the same day. Because of rain, both will be played Friday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The current weather forecast calls for rain throughout the evening and as a result the women’s semifinals, session 21, will be rescheduled for tomorrow.” - USTA.

FRIDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): 11 a.m.-midnight, ESPN

ON THIS DATE (Sept. 11, 1993): Pete Sampras wins his second U.S. Open title, beating Cedric Pioline, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final. Pioline is the first Frenchman to reach U.S. final since Henri Cochet in 1932.

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