Jack Sock of the US celebrates defeating Marin Cilic Croatia during their 2016 US Open Men’s Singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 2, 2016. AFP / Jewel SAMAD
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American Jack Sock knocked former champion Marin Cilic out of the U.S. Open Friday in a power-packed 6-4 6-3 6-3 third-round victory at Flushing Meadows.Sock, who battled back from a two-set deficit to beat the Croat in a Davis Cup duel in July, was impeccable on serve as he did not face a single break point while converting four of six break opportunities against the seventh-seeded Cilic.Former runners-up Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci reached the last-16 of the women's draw.Wozniacki, who knocked out ninth-seeded former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round, clinched a seventh win in seven meetings over unorthodox Monica Niculescu of Romania.Vinci, the Italian seventh seed and runner-up to compatriot Flavia Pennetta in 2015, overcame a second set blip to defeat 21-year-old Carina Witthoeft 6-0, 5-7, 6-3 .
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