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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic restore order quickly at U.S. Open

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic restore order quickly at U.S. Open

Friday was a day of great drama at the U.S. Open, and Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer made sure none of it was repeated in their respective semifinals.

Serena Williams lost a shocker in the afternoon to Italy's Roberta Vinci. Vinci's 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory was preceded by another upset, although one much less stunning than Williams and her foiled Grand Slam quest.

That was Flavia Pennetta's 6-1, 6-3 steamrollering of second-seeded Simona Halep of Romania. Pennetta, also of Italy, won 15 straight points in one stretch.

The male mega-stars, No. 1 Djokovic and No. 2 Federer, quickly restored order to the day.

Djokovic, playing against defending champion Marin Cilic of...

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