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Defending champion Naomi Osaka advanced by walkover at the U.S. Open on Wednesday while Russian second seed Daniil Medvedev and fifth-seeded compatriot Andrey Rublev breezed into the third round.

Japanese third seed Osaka, seeking her fifth Grand Slam title and third U.S. Open crown in four years, reached the third round when Serbian qualifier Olga Danilovic withdrew due to illness.

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