NEW YORK -- A look at Wednesday's play at the $34.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Sunny and mild. High of 82.
ATTENDANCE: Day: 20,189. Night: 21,926. Total: 42,115.
STAT OF THE DAY: Richard Gasquet is the second Frenchman to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in the Open era (since 1968). Cedric Pioline reached the final in 1993.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I know how she plays, she knows everything of me. We get in the court, and I think today was more about inside, not about tennis." -- Flavia Pennetta, who beat fellow Italian Roberta Vinci to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.
THURSDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; ESPN, Noon-6 p.m., 8-11 p.m.
ON THIS DATE (Sept. 5, 1990): Pete Sampras beat Ivan Lendl in five sets in the quarterfinals, ending Lendl's run of eight straight U.S. Open finals appearances.
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