Photos from Flushing Meadows: Day 6
Each day during the U.S. Open, we'll publish a photo gallery of on-site images from Anita Aguilar. Steve Tignor will provide the captions, but he's also looking for your best work. Can you beat his caption of the above photo? Write yours in the comments below, or email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he'll announce the winner in tomorrow's gallery.
NEW YORK—One thing you notice when you look at photos of pro tennis players is the amount of air they get when they play. As hard as they’re working when you see them run, they often appear to be floating when you make them stand still with a camera. Tennis, in the eyes of the lens, can look as much like a dance as it does a sport.
David Ferrer leaps to his right for this return. After a slow summer, the Little Beast is back in form at Flushing.
Simona Halep, 21, of Romania, is showing that her recent rise may not be a fluke. Yesterday she tuned Maria Kirilenko, 6-1, 6-0. She’ll play Flavia Pennetta next; don’t be surprised if you see Halep in the semis on Friday.
Halep has already made one fan in this boy.
Ana Ivanovic in action in Ashe Stadium.
Feliciano Lopez serves while the sideline camera keeps an eye on his opponent, Milos Raonic.
This is what it may have seen: The 6’5” Raonic seemingly serving from out of the stands.
"What should we call ourselves, the M-Block? Milos's Militia? The Nasty Boys from the North?" Whatever Raonic's cheering section was named, they got the job done. The Canadian is into the fourth round, and will play Gasquet.
Louis Armstrong Stadium, viewed from the Grandstand next door. They were once a single arena, called the Singer Bowl.
Janko Tipsarevic kicked up his heels in a four-set win over Jack Sock. The previously slumping Serb is in the round of 16.
Camila Giorgi matched him a few hours later in her own win, over Caroline Wozniacki.
Now that’s a follow-through.
Rafa sends an autographed ball flying...
...and this fan is happy to take it home.
Tommy Robredo achieves lift-off with this forehand. He eliminated British qualifier Dan Evans in four sets, and will play Roger Federer next.
Giorgi rises up elegantly, to hammer this serve.
The moment of victory; No. 136 is in the fourth round of the Open, with a chance to go farther.
Meet the Giorgis. We hope that she, and they, stay a while.
"Look at these balls; they were right when they said the game changes fast."