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Williams, Djokovic advance...CiCi mania is over

NEW YORK (AP) - Top seeded Serena Williams is through to the third round at the U.S. Open after easily beating Vania King 6-1, 6-love. It took Williams just 56 minutes to run her winning streak in the tournament to 16.

     Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic is the biggest name to lose on day four. She's out after being knocked off by Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round.

     - CiCi Bellis, the first 15-year-old since 1996 to win a U.S. Open match, could not follow that up with another victory, losing in the second round. Bellis, a Californian who is ranked 1,208th and playing in her first tour-level event, won seven games in a row during one stretch but wound up getting beaten 6-3, love-6, 6-2 by 48th-ranked Zarina Diyas.

     Top men's seed Novak Djokovic also had an easy time winning his second round match. He rolled to a 6-1, 6-3, 6-love, rout of Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu.  Next up for Djokovic is American Sam Querrey.  Joining the second round winner is 13th seed John Isner.  He pounded out 30 aces and 54 winners in his straight-set victory.

     Eighth-seed Andy Murray moved easily into the third round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Matthias Bachinger.

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