Notes and quotes from the US Open

Taylor Dent is one of the promising young American tennis stars and the son of former Australian player Phil Dent. But it is his half-brother, Bret Hansen Dent, who was the talk on Saturday in the media room at the U.S. Open.

Taylor Dent is one of the promising young American tennis stars and the son of former Australian player Phil Dent. But it is his half-brother, Bret Hansen Dent, who was the talk on Saturday in the media room at the U.S. Open.

Hansen Dent is the last player to beat Hyung-Taik Lee of Korea, one of the surprises of this year's Grand Slam tournament. He pulled off the feat in the final round of qualifying for the GHI Bronx Challenger two weeks ago, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Lee got into the main draw at the Bronx Challenger as a "lucky loser," won the tournament, then went through qualifying for the Open.

When he defeated Rainer Schuttler of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Saturday, Lee was in the fourth round where he next will play fourth-seeded Pete Sampras.

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WET WINNER

Magui Serna found a way to get on the CBS highlight show.

The Spanish player made a bet with her coach, Stefan Ortega, that if she upset Amanda Coetzer in their third-round meeting on Friday, she would run through the fountain at the Unisphere, a symbol of the 1964 World's Fair that is located near Arthur Ashe Stadium.

She won 7-5, 7-6 (3), then got wet, making the highlight show for the first time.

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PLACE TO BE

Three U.S. Open paid attendance records were set on Friday.

The day session drew 31,179, the first time the crown eclipsed the 30,000 mark. The night session crowd of 23,128 was also a record, making Friday's total of 54,307 the largest single-day U.S. Open attendance in history.

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OPEN SEEDING

Andy Roddick of Boca Raton, Florida, and Maria Emilia Salerni of Argentina are the top seeded players in the boys' and girls' championships at the U.S. Open.

Seeded behind Roddick, in order, are: Todor Enev of Bulgaria; Joachim Johansson, Sweden; Mario Ancic, Croatia; Adrian Cruciat, Romania; Roman Valent, Switzerland; Yen Hsun Lu, Taiwan; Maximilian Abel, Germany; Simon Stadler, Germany; Dmitri Vlasov, Russia; Cristian Villagran, Argentina; Ytai Abougzir, Boca Raton, Florida; Lee Childs, Britain; Daniel Munoz, Spain; Simon Rae, New Zealand, and Yeu Tzuoo Wang, Taiwan.

In the girls' singles, seeded behind Salerni, in order, are: Anika Kapros, Hungary; Iona Gaspar, Romania; Tetiana Perebiynis, Ukraine; Marie-Eve Pelletier, Canada; Anastasia Rodionova, Russia; Renata Voracova, Czech Republic; Flavia Pennetta, Italy; Kaia Kanepi, Estonia; Gisela Dulko, Argentina; Eva Birnerova, Czech Republic; Yulia Beygelzimer, Ukraine; Claudine Schaul, Luxumbourg; Alyssa Cohen, Parkland, Florida; Matea Mezak, Croatia, and Roberta Vinci, Italy.

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