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|Wiliams Sisters: One In, One Injured
|NEW YORK (AP) -- Her play sparkling as much as her sequined dress, Venus Williams easily eliminated 185th ranked qualifier Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-1 on Friday night at the U.S. Open.
The No. 3 seeded Williams reached the fourth round for the 12th time in 12 trips to Flushing Meadows.
She won the point on 18 of 21 trips to the net and finished with a 29-5 edge in winners.
Williams' younger sister Serena watched the match in the stands. Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament because of a foot injury.
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