Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Reigning champion Samantha Stosur
found her way into the fourth round, while former French Open winner Li Na
suffered a third-round upset at the final Grand Slam event of the year -- the
The seventh-seeded Stosur defeated 31st-seeded Uzbekistanian-born American
Varvara Lepchenko 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on a very hot day inside Ashe Stadium.
The Australian Stosur, who stunned American great Serena Williams in last
year's finale in Flushing Meadows, will battle upstart British teenager Laura
Robson on Sunday.
The ninth-seeded Li was knocked out by the rising Robson 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2
at Armstrong Stadium. The 18-year-old Robson beat a former major champion for
the second time in two matches, as she ended the singles career of three-time
U.S. Open champ Kim Clijsters here on Wednesday.
The talented Robson, the youngest woman in the top 100, is now into the fourth
round at a major for the first time in her career.
Also on Day 5 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, 11th-seeded
former Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli handled fellow Frenchwoman Kristina
Mladenovic 6-2, 6-4.
The 2012 women's singles champion in New York will earn at least $1.9 million.
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