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Stephens reaches 4th round at US Open for 1st time
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Jamie Hampton returns a shot to Sloane Stephens during the third round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in New York. - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK — With a sure-to-be-hyped rematch with Serena Williams in the offing at the U.S. Open, Sloane Stephens held up her end of the bargain. Then Stephens — and the tennis world — needed to wait several hours to find out whether Williams would, too. From the moment the women's draw came out at Flushing Meadows, it was clear which potential fourth-round match was the most intriguing: defending champion Williams against up-and-coming talent Stephens.