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Shelby Rogers wins longest women’s US Open match ever

Shelby Rogers, of the United States, blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

It took Shelby Rogers 3 hours and 31 minutes to defeat Dasha Gavrilova on Thursday, marking the longest women’s match in the history of the US Open.

The two met for a hug at the net after Rogers took the final set, which alone lasted 90 minutes. The previous-long for a US Open match came in 2015 at 3 hours and 23 minutes in a second-round matchup between Johanna Konta and Garbine Muguruza.

Rogers’ win propelled her into a third-round matchup against fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina

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