NEW YORK — A look at Thursday’s play in the $46.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
WEATHER: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. High of 82.
ATTENDANCE: Day: 35,715. Night: 22,732. Total: 58,447.
MEN’S SEEDED WINNERS: Second Round: No. 2 Andy Murray, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka, No. 6 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 11 David Ferrer, No. 14 Nick Kyrgios, No. 21 Ivo Karlovic and No. 22 Grigor Dimitrov.
MEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 16 Feliciano Lopez, No. 19 Steve Johnson, No. 27 Alexander Zverev and No. 30 Gilles Simon.
WOMEN’S SEEDED WINNERS: Second Round: No. 1 Serena Williams, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 5 Simona Halep, No. 6 Venus Williams, No. 10 Karolina Pliskova, No. 11 Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, No. 19 Elena Vesnina, No. 25 Caroline Garcia, No. 26 Laura Siegemund and No. 31 Timea Babos.
WOMEN’S SEEDED LOSERS: No. 15 Timea Bacsinszky and No. 16 Sam Stosur.
TOP PLAYERS ON COURT FRIDAY: Third Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. Mikhail Youzhny, No. 4 Rafael Nadal vs. Andrey Kuznetsov, No. 7 Marin Cilic vs. No. 26 Jack Sock, No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. No. 23 Kevin Anderson, No. 10 Gael Monfils vs. Nicolas Almagro. Women: No. 2 Angelique Kerber vs. CiCi Bellis, No. 7 Roberta Vinci vs. Carina Witthoeft, No. 8 Madison Keys vs. Naomi Osaka, No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova vs. Lesia Tsurenko.
STAT OF THE DAY: 3 hours, 2 minutes — The length of the match between No. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Kristina Mladenovic, won by Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (5). It equaled the fifth-longest U.S. Open women’s singles match on record.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I really enjoyed those moments today when the crowd was like, get it back, get it back. That felt nice.” — Venus Williams, who defeated Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-3.
FRIDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): 1-6 p.m., ESPN; 6-11 p.m., ESPN2.
ON THIS DATE (Sept. 2, 1924): Bill Tilden defeats Bill Johnston in straight sets to win his fifth straight U.S. men’s singles title.