TOP PLAYERS ON COURT WEDNESDAY: Men: First Round, No. 6 Tomas Berdych vs. Lleyton Hewitt, No. 7 Grigor Dimitrov vs. Ryan Harrison; Second Round, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka vs. Thomaz Bellucci. Women: Second Round, No. 2 Simona Halep vs. Jana Cepelova, No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Peng Shuai, No. 5 Maria Sharapova vs. Alexandra Dulgheru, No. 19 Venus Williams vs. Timea Bacsinszky.
STAT OF THE DAY: 1,208 – The rank of American CiCi Bellis, who defeated No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: ”I went into the match thinking it was going to be such a great experience, but I never thought I would come out on top winning.” – 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, who became the youngest player to win a match at the U.S. Open since 1996.
WEDNESDAY ON TV (All Times EDT): Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; ESPN, 1-6 p.m.; ESPN2, 6-11 p.m.
ON THIS DATE (Aug. 27, 1903): Laurie Doherty of Britain defeats Bill Larned to become the first foreign-born player to win the men’s singles title.