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Vandeweghe beats Stosur in 3rd round at Sony Open

Sunday - 3/23/2014, 12:17pm  ET

Coco Vandeweghe, of the United States, returns a shot from Samantha Stosur, of Australia, at the Sony Open tennis tournament, early Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

AP Sports Writer

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- American CoCo Vandeweghe earned a shot at Serena Williams in the fourth round of the Sony Open by winning a match that ended at 2:29 a.m. Sunday.

Vandeweghe, a qualifier ranked No. 104, rallied to beat 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur 5-7, 7-5, 7-5. The match began shortly before midnight and ended with only a handful of spectators in the stadium.

Vandeweghe has never previously been beyond the first round at Key Biscayne. She'll play the top-ranked Williams on Monday.

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