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Venus, James, Serena And Gael Victorious On Day 4 Of The U.S. Open

Friday, August 29, 2008

Black Tennis Pro's U.S. Open Serena WilliamsAmerican Serena Williams advanced to the third round when she demolished Russian Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-1. Serena's next opponent will be Ai Sugiyama of Japan.

Of Sugiyma, Serena said, "She is relentless, so I better be ready. That girl is a tough cookie."

Black Tennis Pro's U.S. Open James BlakeAmerican James Blake advanced to the third round when Belgian Steve Darcis retired in the third set with Blake leading 4-6, 6-3, 1-0. Blake's next opponent will be good friend and fellow American Mardy Fish.

"It's going to be fine, it's great. We're close enough friends that, no matter what happens, we're going to be friends afterwards."

With regard to Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama Blake said, "I'm proud of that Harvard man. Harvard graduate school, but we'll claim him."

Black Tennis Pro's U.S. Open Venus Williams

American Venus Williams advanced to the third round and in doing so treated Rossana de los Rios of Paraguay to a good old fashioned beat down defeating her 6-0, 6-3.

"I'm very satisfied so far, the way it's gone."

"Whichever way the draw goes, whichever way the matches go, as long as hopefully it's a win for me, I'm pretty happy about it."

Black Tennis Pro's U.S. Open Gael MonfilsFrenchman Gael Monfils advanced to round 3 after defeating Russian Evgeny Korolev 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Monfils will celebrate his 22nd birthday this weekend.

V. Williams/James Blake - Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Monfils - AP/Charles Krupa
S. Williams - Elsa/Getty Images

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