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US Open Finals — Los Angeles

US Open Finals — Los Angeles

Wu Yibing becomes first Chinese man to reach the US Open third round since 1881

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The second of the second group of the US Open, in Los Angeles, started with a thrilling match between a pair of veterans – Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber.

Angelique gave Venus a tough time, but she was not able to find the necessary points to bring the reigning French Open champion to one end with her.

The next pair was a young Spaniard, Daniila Cibulkova, who had the crowd on its feet after winning the first set, then the second and third. Cibulkova was up against Johanna Konta, two time Wimbledon champion, who is ranked 64th in the world, but after losing early in the third set, she rallied well to win the fourth set and the match.

The two winners of the first two sets were given two match points each by chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who eventually decided to change his mind.

Angelique and Venus both lost the first two matches in the third group.

The second group of the US Open was led by the Czech Jo Konerowie and the American Danielle Collins.

Konerowie needed to win three sets to progress to the semifinals. She played a great match against Serena Williams, but the veteran was too great not to win the next two sets.

Collins had no idea what was going to happen when she made her way to the quarterfinals having beat two other players in the third group stage: Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Ostapenko. After a tough first set that proved to be her undoing, Collins came back in the second set to win it.

For the third group of the tournament, the men’s play was led by the Italian Roberto Bautista Agut, who faced the American Dustin Brown. Agut was up against one of the leading players on tour, Roger Federer, for the second straight year in the final round of the US Open.

The last of the men’s players in the main draws was the Canadian Milos Raonic, who was up against the No. 1 player in the world, Novak Djokovic.

Raonic won the first match, but Djokovic was able

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