The No. 1 seed in the women's bracket got a test from the 2011 winner, but Victoria Azarenka was able to advance before a rainy day in New York ended day session play at Day 9 of the U.S. Open.
Azarenka was faced off against No. 7 Samantha Stosur, and looked to be on her way to an easy win as she took the first set from the reigning champion, 6-1. However, Stosur fought back to take the second set, and forced a U.S. Open special: the final set tiebreak. Azarenka won that to earn a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) victory. Azarenka will advance to the semifinals, where she will play the winner of a Marion Bartoli-Maria Sharapova match that was suspended in the first set and will be completed tomorrow.
On the men's side, No. 4 David Ferrer led No. 13 Richard Gasquet, two sets to none, in a closely fought match. Ferrer had needed to win seven games in the first set and beat Gasquet in a tiebreak in the second, and leads 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) 4-3 as the pair wait to resume play.
Meanwhile, tennis fans wait for the rain to clear in hopes of watching Andy Roddick in what could be the last match of his career, as he is the underdog against No. 7 Juan Martin del Potro. That match is set to play at 7 p.m. ET, weather permitting.