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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point against Tommy Robredo of Spain on Day 8 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Wawrinka Advances To U.S. Open Quarters

Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

09/02/2014

Maria Sharapova of Russia cools off during a break against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their 2014 U.S. Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in New York. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Gross Tennis Ritual: Take My Sweat, Please

In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness — the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.

09/02/2014

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the United States talks against Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyczek of the United States during Men's Doubles third round match on Day 8 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Bryan Bros. Advance To U.S. Open Quarters

Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles on Monday, downing countrymen Bradley Klahn and Tim Smyzek 6-3, 7-6 (5).

09/01/2014

Serena Williams of the United States reacts against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in their women's singles fourth round match on Day 8 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Rolls To U.S. Open Quarters

Serena Williams appeared in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and defeated Kaia Kenepi 6-3, 6-3 on Monday, keeping alive her hopes for a third straight U.S. Open title.

09/01/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Marcel Granollers of Spain during their men's singles third round match on Day 7 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Federer Advances In 4 Sets At U.S. Open

Roger Federer regrouped after a fortuitously timed rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets.

09/01/2014

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark meets Maria Sharapova of Russia after winning their women's singles fourth round match on Day 7 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Wozniacki Outlasts Sharapova In U.S. Open

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

09/01/2014

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria celebrates his match win over David Goffin of Belgium on Day 7 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Dimitrov Rallies Past Goffin In U.S. Open

Shut out in the first set, seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov shut down David Goffin the rest of the night at the U.S. Open.

09/01/2014

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland reacts after a point against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their women's singles fourth round match on Day 7 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Bencic Reaches U.S. Open Quarterfinals

With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997.

09/01/2014

Shuai Peng of China reacts against Roberta Vinci of Italy during their women's singles third round match on Day 5 of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Peng Beats Safarova In U.S. Open

The 39th-ranked Peng Shuai beat a seeded player for the third straight match at the U.S. Open, defeating No. 14 Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.

09/01/2014

Gilles Simon of France meets David Ferrer of Spain after winning their men's singles third round match on Day Seven of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Simon Upsets 4th-Seeded Ferrer At US Open

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men’s draw of the U.S. Open.

08/31/2014

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Isner Loses To Kohlschreiber In US Open 3rd Round

Once again, there are zero American men in the U.S. Open’s round of 16 — something that had never happened until it did last year at the country’s tennis championship.

08/31/2014

Simona Halep (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Second-Seeded Halep Loses To Qualifier At US Open

Second-seeded Simona Halep’s recent run of Grand Slam success ended with a third-round exit at the U.S. Open against a 32-year-old qualifier ranked 121st.

08/29/2014

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