Serena Williams gains victory in US Open

Serena Williams took another step towards her first calendar Grand Slam with victory over Kiki Bertens in the second round of the US Open.

The world number one trailed 4-nil in the opening tie-break but came back to win 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Top men’s seed Novak Djokovic had little trouble overcoming Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 6-1 6-2, but eighth seed Rafael Nadal was tested during his 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 7-5 victory over Diego Sebastian Schwartzman.

The Spaniard, who trailed 5-3 in the first-set tie-break and fell a break behind in both the second and third sets, admitted he had to fight for the victory.



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