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No. 2 Simona Halep out of U.S. Open after third-round loss

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No. 2 seed Simona Halep is out of U.S. Open after losing in the third round Friday to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. 

Halep lost 2-6, 6-7. 

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Lucic-Baroni, of Croatia, entered Friday ranked No. 119 in the world, while Halep is ranked No. 2. 

Halep joins No. 4 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 6 Angelique Kerber and No. 8 Ana Ivanovic as the highest-seeded women out of the U.S. Open. 

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American Venus Williams, the No. 19 seed, also lost Friday. She was defeated by No. 13 Sara Errani of Italy. 

- Molly Geary

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