- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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

WEATHER: Hazy, hot and humid, followed by rain showers that delayed the afternoon session. High of 87.

ATTENDANCE: Day: 23,338; Night: 23,771. Total: 47,109.

MEN’S RESULTS (Quarterfinals): No. 2 Roger Federer beat No. 12 Richard Gasquet in the night session in three sets, and No. 5 Stan Wawrinka topped No. 15 Kevin Anderson in straight sets.

WOMEN’S RESULTS (Quarterfinals): No. 5 Simona Halep outlasted the rain and two-time runner-up Victoria Azarenka to advance to her first U.S. semifinal. No. 26 Flavia Pennetta advanced to her second U.S. Open semifinal in three years, defeating No. 5 Petra Kvitova in three sets.

ON COURT THURSDAY (Semifinals): Women: No. 1 Serena Williams vs. Roberta Vinci, No. 2 Simona Halep vs. No. 26 Flavia Pennetta.

STAT OF THE DAY: 60 - The number of unforced errors committed by Petra Kvitova in her loss to Flavia Pennetta, who had 16.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Before the tournament I never think to be so far in the tournament, so it’s something special.” - Flavia Pennetta

THURSDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): 7-11 p.m., ESPN

ON THIS DATE (Sept. 10, 1994): Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario defeats Steffi Graf in three sets to become the first Spaniard to win a U.S. Open women’s singles title.

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