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5 Americans get early wins at Wimbledon

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LONDON (AP) Five American players picked up victories at Wimbledon on Thursday as the tournament scrambled to get back on schedule after two days of bad weather.

With play starting earlier on the outside courts and the rain holding off in the early going, John Isner, Sam Querrey, Donald Young, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens all won their matches.

The 28th-seeded Querrey advanced to a third-round matchup against two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic by beating Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. The match had been suspended by rain Wednesday at 5-2 in the second set.

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2016 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 16,950
2 A. Murray 8,915
3 R. Federer 6,425
4 R. Nadal 5,335
5 S. Wawrinka 5,035
6 K. Nishikori 4,155
7 M. Raonic 3,175
8 D. Thiem 3,175
9 T. Berdych 2,950
10 R. Gasquet 2,905
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2016 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 8,330
2 G. Muguruza 6,712
3 A. Radwanska 5,875
4 A. Kerber 5,330
5 S. Halep 4,372
6 V. Azarenka 4,191
7 R. Vinci 3,405
8 V. Williams 3,116
9 M. Keys 3,061
10 P. Kvitova 2,876
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