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Serena Williams comes from behind to storm into US Open fourth round after win over Sloane Stephens

Serena Williams survived a first set scare before hitting top form and progressing into the last-16 of the US Open.

Williams was outplayed by American compatriot Sloane Stephens in the first set but eventually powered through at the Arthur Ashe Stadium to win 2-6 6-2 6-2.

The six-time winner will now take on Maria Sakkari in the fourth round hoping to book a spot in the quarter-finals.

The Greek 15th seed had already progressed earlier on following a 6-3 6-1 victory over American Amanda Anisimova.

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Serena Williams recovered from a slow start to see off American compatriot Sloane Stephens

Serena Williams recovered from a slow start to see off American compatriot Sloane Stephens

Stephens took the opening set 6-2 but could not keep her advantage over the six-time winner

Stephens took the opening set 6-2 but could not keep her advantage over the six-time winner

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