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Video: US Open Day 6 – what they said

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Serena Williams got past a major test Saturday in the third round, as she recovered from a first-set loss to countrywoman Sloane Stephens to roll through the next two sets of a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory.

Her fourth-round opponent will be No. 15 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece.

Here’s what she said.

Rublev to the round of 16

Watch out for the No. 10 seed, who demolished Stefano Caruso 6-0, 6-4, 6-0 Saturday.

He meets No. 6 seed Matteo Berrettini, a fellow young gun, next.

Kenin gets past Jabeur

Thiem through to the second week

Sakkari handles Anisimova

Azarenka still on a roll

Berrettini’s strong start

Berrettini also hasn’t lost a set in his first three matches; he defeated No. 30 seed Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 Saturday.

Stephens talks Serena

After a three-set loss to the GOAT, Sloane Stephens offers her take.

Tiafoe reborn

Medvedev also rolling

Last year’s finalist, Daniil Medvedev, also is on a roll and hasn’t dropped a set. He gets Frances Tiafoe in the fourth round.

Not sure about the ‘stache

Alex de Minaur, who will play Vasek Pospisil on Monday, was down two sets to one to Karen Khachanov before pulling it out.

Improbable late night comeback

Borna Coric was down and out against Stefanos Tsitsipas. But with some help from his opponent, he came all the way back in the wee hours of Saturday morning.