September 3, 2019 / 5:21 PM / 14 days ago

Highlights: U.S. Open day nine

Sept 3, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Elina Svitolina of Ukraine hits to Johanna Konta of the United Kingdom in a quarterfinal match on day nine of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Highlights of the ninth day at the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Tuesday (times GMT):

1618 PLAY UNDERWAY IN NEW YORK

Play began under a sunny sky with the temperature hovering around 25 degrees Celsius (77°F) and a forecast high of 27C.

Fifth seed Elina Svitolina was up against Briton Johanna Konta in the quarter-finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Swiss Stan Wawrinka takes on Russia’s Daniil Medvedev later.

In the evening, Serena Williams continues her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title when she plays Wang Qiang. Five-times champion Roger Federer then squares off against Grigor Dimitrov.

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Toby Davis

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