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Rogers outlasts Gavrilova in longest women’s match in US Open history

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NEW YORK – American Shelby Rogers beat Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-6 (5) in three hours and 33 minutes, setting the record for the longest women’s match in US Open history.

After Gavrilova’s backhand sailed long on match point, the 62nd-ranked Rogers raised her arms and then put her hands to her face and broke into tears. She said after the match that it didn’t feel like the longest ever at Flushing Meadows but that now she knows that, ”I’m going to be sore.”

The 20th-ranked Gavrilova, who actually outpointed Rogers 133-132, had high hopes coming into the US Open after winning the final tuneup event in New Haven, Connecticut.

Rogers next faces No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina.

Previously, the longest women’s match at the tournament was in the 2015 second round when Johanna Konta downed Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-2 in 3:23.

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