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Result: Venus Williams comeback falls short against Sara Errani

Italy's Sara Errani survives a fightback from Venus Williams to secure a place in the fourth round at the US Open.

Sara Errani survived a fierce comeback from Venus Williams to win their third-round clash at the US Open 6-0 0-6 7-6 this evening.

Sara Errani of Italy celebrates after defeating Venus Williams of the United States in their women's singles third round match on Day Five of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2014© Getty Images

The former champion played an error-strewn first set, losing it without winning a single game in just 26 minutes.

The 19th seed fought back in the second, winning it by the same scoreline by which she had lost the first to send the match to a decider.

Both players struggled to hold their serve in the third set, with Williams breaking the Italian in the opening game, before Errani edged ahead.

The American got back in front and served for the match at 5-3, but a couple of long forehands kept her opponent in the tie, taking the set to a tie-break.

Williams showed her resilience again, coming back from 5-2 down in the breaker to draw level, but Errani hit back-to-back winners in a couple of long rallies to seal the match.

Errani will face Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the fourth round after she stunned world number two Simona Halep.

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Venus Williams of the US celebrates her win over Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan during their US Open 2014 women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 25, 2014
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