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CiCi Bellis falls; Serena cruises

Updated: August 29, 2014, 11:12 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- American teen CiCi Bellis fought back after losing the first set, but ultimately came up short in her second round match Thursday night at the US Open.

Bellis -- who on Tuesday at age 15 became the youngest player to win a US Open match since 1996 -- lost to 48th-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.

Bellis, a Californian who is ranked 1,208th and playing in her first tour-level event, won seven games in a row during one stretch.

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