Venus Williams plays a shot against Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands during Day 7 of the Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP
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Three-time winner Venus Williams saved three match points in a three-set victory over Kiki Bertens Sunday, lining up a fourth-round clash with reigning champion Johanna Konta at the Miami Open.Williams, No. 8 in the world, labored nearly three hours to beat 29th-ranked Bertens 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 .The second set was another streaky affair, but Williams gained a decisive break for a 5-3 lead and fought off a break point in the next game to force the decider.Williams would face one more match point against her own serve in the next game, but she held on as Bertens appeared to struggle with cramps in the final games.
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