Sloane Stephens advances, Williams sisters head for matchup at U.S. Open

The U.S. Open continued Wednesday through extreme heat in New York City.

No. 3 seed Sloane Stephens came back to beat 21-year-old Ukranian Anhelina Kalina, dropping the first set before claiming the second and third.

No. 16 Venus Williams defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in straight sets, setting up a third-round showdown with her sister Serena Williams, who got past Germany’s Carina Witthoft later Wednesday.

The stifling weather at Flushing Meadows prompted tournament organizers to invoke the Extreme Heat Policy, which allows players 10-minute breaks between certain sets.

On Wednesday afternoon, Accuweather pegged the temperature in New York at 91 degrees Fahrenheit, with a “Real Feel” temperature of 101 degrees.

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