3hr 33min: Rogers, Gavrilova play longest women's US Open match
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American Shelby Rogers and 25th-seeded Australian Daria Gavrilova set a record of 3 hours 33 minutes for the longest women's singles match played at the US Open on Thursday. 
Rogers won 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) on a fifth match point in a final set that lasted 90 minutes. 
Their second-round tie on Court 10 went past the previous longest of the 3 hours and 23 minutes taken by British qualifier Johanna Konta to defeat Spanish ninth seed Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (4/7), 6-2 in the second round of the 2015 US Open. 
Rogers advanced to a third-round matchup Saturday against Ukraine's fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina for a spot in the last 16.
(Cover photo: Shelby Rogers and Daria Gavrilova shake hands after competing in the longest women's match in US Open history. /Getty Images)
Source(s): AFP