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Serena Williams fights off teenager Caty McNally to advance to US Open 3rd round

Aug 29, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- Serena Williams won her first US Open title in 1999 and had reached her second final in New York in 2001 -- both coming before Caty McNally was born.

The 17-year-old initially gave Williams, 37, a scare Wednesday, in the second round of the US Open. But the 23-time major champion prevailed, advancing with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 win in one hour, 54 minutes.

Williams, seeded eighth in the draw, has never lost to a teenager at the US Open. Her record in the US Open second round impr...