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article imageU.S. Open Tennis - Day 7

By Daryl Hammond     Sep 2, 2013 in Sports
New York - There were only four women's single matches in yesterday's US Open. Possibly the biggest match saw Serena Williams play Sloane Stephens.
Stephens beat Williams at the Australian Open earlier in the year, but it was Serena came out on top in yesterday's the clash, winning 6-4 6-1.
Serena's powerful serve proved instrumental in her success, as she boasted an 84 percent first serve win percentage, as well as six aces. The world number 1 had kind words for her opponent:
"The quality was great. Sloane's a great player. It was a fourth round match, but it definitely had feelings more of a quarter-final or a semi-final match."
Fellow number 1 Novak Djokovic had no trouble booking his place in the fourth round as he beat Joao Sousa 6-0 6-2 6-2.
Andy Murray didn't have everything his own way in his clash with Florian Meyer as the defending champion endured a tough first set tie-break before winning the last two sets 6-2 6-2.
Na Li defeated Jelena Jankovic in straights sets, and Ekaterina Makarova defeated number 3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska.
In the doubles, the number 1 seeds the Bryan Brothers continue their quest for their fifth US Open title, as they beat Canadian duo Nestor and Pospisil.
Baker and Ram however were unable to progress to the fourth round as they lost to the British and Australian duo Jamie Murray and John Peers. The Americans won the first set, but lost two tie breaks.
All of yesterday's results can be seen here.
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