SERENA WILLIAMS edged closer to the calender Grand Slam after a first-set sweat against Kiki Bertens in the US Open second round.
The top seed was 4-0 down in the tiebreak but hit back to take it then eased the second as she chases her 22nd major title.
Genie Bouchard claimed a morale-boosting win over Polona Hercog after a season of struggle while men’s 17th seed Grigor Dimitrov hit the self-destruct button to crash out to 9-2 outsider Mikhail Kukushkin.
For the second day in a row my overs treble fell at the last leg but it was once bitten twice shy and I at least covered my losses by backing unders in the Fabio Fognini v Pablo Cuevas match which the Italian won in three to set up a meeting with Rafa Nadal.
Today Andy Murray is in third-round action against world No.35 Adrian Mannarino and the Scot is 1-3 at Marathonbet to progress in straight sets.
There’s a first meeting of Aussies Lleyton Heweitt and Bernard Tomic and that match looks good for overs along with the likes of Philip Kolhschreiber against Lukas Rosol.
On the cricket front England are 11-8 at William Hill to win the opening ODI against Australia (8-11, Stan James) while there’s also the likes of cycling and rugby league worth a punt.
Scott’s tennis treble
Bedene v Young over 3.5 sets
Kohlschreiber v Rosol over 3.5 sets
Tomic v Hewitt over 3.5 sets
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