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The Latest: 2016 champ Kerber into US Open's 3rd round

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

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.

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1:45 p.m.

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.

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