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evin Anderson, who was knocked off by No. 26 Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Pella beat 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic last year at Wimb
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No. 10 Karen Khachanov, No. 11 Daniil Medvedev and No. 19 Felix Auger-Aliassime all lost.
“It’s impossible to say who is going to figure things out more than the others to do what it takes to win Slams,” Anderson said.
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Hercog, who is ranked 60th, and is now 0-4 in third-round matches at majors, used a seven-game run to grab the open
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en Hercog served for the match at 5-3 and held her second match point: She double-faulted.
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“We’ve been working on her poise all year,” Gauff’s father, Corey, said earlier in the week. “After that comes together, th
en you really can improve your game, because when you’re poised, you’re not that emotional. You can troubleshoot.”