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Rafael Nadal Reaches 4th Round of US Open

Men's second seed Rafael Nadal of Spain has reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Nadal posted 7-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory Sunday against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

The Spaniard will next play 15th-seeded compatriot David Ferrer, who was stretched to five sets before advancing past David Nalbandian of Argentina, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 7-5

In another five-set marathon, Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina, seeded 20th, upended 12th-seeded Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, 6-4, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Juan Monaco of Argentina had an easier win over compatriot Agustin Calleri, 7-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Among the women, American Serena Williams has reached the quarterfinal round. The eighth seeded Williams posted a relatively easy 6-3, 6-4 victory over 10th seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli.

After Serena won, her older sister Venus Williams also advanced. The 12th-seeded Venus upset number five Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 6-4, 6-2.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.