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12:00 AM, September 02, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:12 AM, September 02, 2018

Keys locks up last 16 spot

Madison Keys, vying to return to the US Open final, was back in the last 16 after a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Aleksandra Krunic on Saturday.

"I was definitely a little nervous and she came out playing really well and put a lot of pressure on me from the start," said Keys, whose pre-match aim of getting comfortable on Arthur Ashe Stadium "clearly didn't happen."

"I'm happy to be in the next round," said the 23-year-old American who will face either Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber or Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova for a place in the quarter-finals.

The match was the curtain raiser to five-time champion Roger Federer's third-round duel with Australian Nick Kyrgios.

The winner of the match will face Australian John Millman, who reached the US Open last 16 for the first time with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin.

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