US Open 2016, day 8 photos: Rampant Andy Murray, irresistible Serena Williams steal the show


The sun sets on New York City as Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Andy Murray of Britain play out a tennis match at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, at the US Open 2016. Image courtesy: Reuters


There were briefly talks of a showdown between Venus and Serena Williams of the US, before the former's campaign shuddered to a halt against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Image courtesy: AFP


Aged just 18-years-old, Ana Konjuh has a booming serve and used it to good effect against fourth seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, overcoming the Pole 6-4, 6-4. Image courtesy: AFP


The much fancied Radwanska's US Open hoodoo continued with this defeat. She has now failed to make it past the round-of-16 at Flushing Meadows in five attempts. Image courtesy: AFP


Grigor Dimitrov, the highest ranked Bulgarian tennis player, was in good form at Flushing Meadows until he came upon Andy Murray in the fourth round, going down 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Image courtesy: AFP


Briton Murray was in irresistible form on Monday night, losing just three games in a 2-hour match, which must count as among the most one-sided wins of his career. Image courtesy: AFP


Asia will have one representative in the last-eight of the year's final Grand Slam, with Japan's Kei Nishikori, runner-up at Flushing Meadows two years ago, beating the towering Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). Image courtesy: AFP


If Andy Murray has been the best player on the men's circuit, Serena Williams has been just as good among the women. The American has won all four matches thus far in straight sets, not once dropping her serve. Image courtesy: AFP

Published Date: Sep 06, 2016 17:40 PM | Updated Date: Sep 06, 2016 17:40 PM

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