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Latest on US Open: No. 2 Simona Halep posts another easy win

The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Simona Halep is feeling more comfortable as the No. 2 seed at the U.S. Open. A year ago, she arrived at Flushing Meadows seeded second at a major for the first time. She was pushed to three sets in her opening match then upset in the third round by a qualifier. No such problems so far this time. Halep has dropped just nine games through two rounds. She beat qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday. Recalling what happened when she reached No. 2 in the world for the first time, Halep said in an on-court interview: "I lost my mind a little bit." "I couldn't be focused for what I have to do," she...