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2012 U.S. Open Tennis: Top Seeds Cruising On Day Five

On Day 5 at the U.S. Open, the tournament continued without many surprises as the top-seeded players continued to cruise through the early rounds of the draw. Among those top-seeded players was Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 seed in men's singles, who lost just five combined games to Rogerio Dutra Silva of Brazil in a 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 second-round victory.

In fact, the sole upset in singles play of the day was the third-round defeat of No. 9-seeded Li Na by unseeded Laura Robson of Great Britain. Despite losing a second-set tiebreaker that forced a third set, Robson kept her foot to the floor and finished with a strong 6-2 victory in the third set to preserve the victory.

In progress still is a doubles match that features Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland and Kristina Mladenovic of France trying to take down the dynamic sister duo of Serena and Venus Williams. Still in the first set, both sides have managed to hold serve through the first seven games.

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