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Elena Vesnina

Latest on US Open: Murray beats Bellucci in straight sets

The Latest on the US Open (all times local): 11 p.m. Andy Murray made things much easier on himself this time. Two days after rallying from two sets down to win in five, the third-seeded Murray swept Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 in 2 hours, 11 minutes Saturday night in the third round of the U.S. Open. Murray was broken in his second service game by the 30th-seeded Brazilian but had little trouble after that. He next faces 15th-seeded Kevin Anderson. ___ 8:25 p.m. Second-seeded Simona Halep made quick work of her third-round match at the U.S. Open. Facing a qualifier who had never advanced this far at a major, Halep beat 154th-ranked American Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-3 in 67 minutes...