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Venus Williams moves closer to possible matchup with Serena

All in one fell swoop, Venus Williams eliminated one of the only two women who beat her younger sister this season and moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal showdown against Serena. Gathering herself after a mid-match dip in play Friday, Venus reeled off the last five games and beat 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2010. Did Venus get any family advice before facing Bencic, who defeated Serena last month en route to the title at a hard-court event in Toronto? "Yes, but that's between us," Venus said, breaking into a wide smile. "I think it worked." At 35, Venus...

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