NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Three-time major champion Angelique Kerber got through a second-round test at the U.S. Open, edging 82nd-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.
Kerber moved ahead in a third set filled with lengthy baseline exchanges by breaking in the next-to-last game when Larsson double-faulted.
The No. 4-seeded Kerber won the U.S. Open in 2016. Her other Grand Slam trophies came at that year’s Australian Open and this year’s Wimbledon.
The Williams sisters will lead off the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday with their third-round showdown at the U.S. Open.