Serena Williams vs Sloane Stephens to clash once more at US Open 2013

America’s top two female tennis stars will face off in the fourth round of the US Open 2013 Tennis Championships, igniting interest once more of what could be a blockbuster match.

World number one Serena Williams stormed to the fourth round with a straight sets victory over Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-1 on Friday. Earlier in the day, another American Sloane Stephens earned a spot in the fourth round after beating compatriot Jamie Hampton.

Stephens, seeded 15th in New York, made headlines earlier this year at the Australian Open after she defeated injury-laden Serena Williams in the quarterfinals. The young American is looking forward to another match-up with Williams.

“I think it will be a great match, obviously,” she said. “We will probably play on Ashe, and it’s something I think everyone is looking forward to.

“As I always say, I think it will be epic. I’m really looking forward to it.”

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