Tennis - Aussie Open champ Wawrinka into US Open third round

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Tennis - Wawrinka gets walkover into US Open last 16
Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil during their US Open 2014 men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 27, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (AFP Photo/DON EMMERT)

- Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka reached the third round of the US Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.

Switzerland's Wawrinka, the reigning Australian Open champion, was dominant on serve through two sets, but Bellucci broke him twice in the third to force the fourth.

Wawrinka recovered an early break in the fourth en route to the win and will face Slovenian Blaz Kavcic in the third round.

Kavcic beat 30th-seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3.


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