US Open: Serena Williams cruises past Shvedova, meets Sloane Stephens in 4th round

Stephens reached the round of 16 by beating 23rd-seeded Jamie Hampton 6-1, 6-3.

updated: August 31, 2013 10:48 IST
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New York: ??Yet to be challenged even a tiny bit at this U.S. Open, Serena Williams now gets a sure-to-be-hyped match against one of only three women to beat her all year, Sloane Stephens.

From the moment the women's draw came out at Flushing Meadows, it was clear which potential fourth-rounder was the most intriguing: defending champion Williams against up-and-coming talent Stephens.

"As I always say, I think it will be epic," Stephens said. "I'm really looking forward to it. See what happens."

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