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Angelique Kerber out of US Open

Posted on Aug 30 2014 | IANS

New York, Aug 30 : Sixth seeded Angelique Kerber lost to Belinda Bencic 1-6, 5-7 in the US Open women's singles third round here.

The 17-year-old Swiss tennis player was the second youngest girl in the women's singles. It was her US Open debut and she reached a Grand Slam fourth round for the first time, reports Xinhua.

Kerber missed the chance to reach the US Open last 16 for the fourth straight season.

Bencic had a great start, leading 3-0 before finishing the first set 6-1. Kerber took a 5-2 advantage in the second set but Bencic came back by winning five straight games to end the match in straight sets.

It was the first time Bencic beat a top-10 player.

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