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US Open: American qualifier Taylor Townsend stuns Wimbledon champion Simona Halep

US Open: American qualifier Taylor Townsend stuns Wimbledon champion Simona Halep

Fourth seed Simona Halep of Romania suffered a shock second-round loss to world number 116 Taylor Townsend in women’s singles round in US Open tennis. Townsend won 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 against the Wimbledon champion to reach the third round for the first time. Czech sixth seed Petra Kvitova is out of the tournament after losing against world number 88 Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round. In men’s singles, second-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the third round with a walkover after opponent Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled out due to shoulder injury.

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