August 31, 2017 / 11:31 PM / 5 months ago

American Rogers wins longest ever women's match at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some fans got their money’s worth at the U.S. Open on Thursday as American Shelby Rogers outlasted Australia’s Daria Gavrilova 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(5) in a second round clash that was the longest women’s match ever at Flushing Meadows.

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Rogers and 25th seed Gavrilova battled for three hours and 33 minutes eclipsing the previous record of 3:23 set in 2015 when Johanna Konta defeated Garbine Muguruza 7-6 6-7 6-2 in a second round clash.

World number 62 Rogers moves into the third round where she will face fourth seed Elina Svitolina.

Reporting by Steve Keating in New York; Editing by Ian Ransom

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