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Sloane Stephens’s victory sets up potential rematch with Serena Williams

With a sure-to-be-hyped rematch with Serena Williams in the offing at the US Open, Sloane Stephens held up her end of the bargain.

Stephens then needed to wait several hours after her victory to find out whether Williams would join her in the next round. Turns out she will — Williams coasted past Yaroslava Shvedova, 6-3, 6-1, in a match that wrapped up past 1 a.m. Saturday.

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