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Murray, Kerber both fall in 4th round

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams made the net seem much higher and the court much smaller for Nicole Gibbs, a first-timer on Rod Laver Arena.

It is little wonder Williams has an imposing presence - she's been playing on the Australian Open center court since 1998, and has won six of her 22 Grand Slam titles there.

Williams beat Gibbs 6-1, 6-3 in the third round on Saturday, and hasn't dropped a set as she progressed to the fourth round and continued her bid for an Open-era record 23rd major title.

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2017 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Murray 12,560
2 N. Djokovic 11,780
3 M. Raonic 5,290
4 S. Wawrinka 5,155
5 K. Nishikori 5,010
6 G. Monfils 3,625
7 M. Cilic 3,605
8 D. Thiem 3,415
9 R. Nadal 3,195
10 T. Berdych 3,060
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2017 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Kerber 8,875
2 S. Williams 7,080
3 A. Radwanska 5,625
4 S. Halep 5,073
5 K. Pliskova 4,970
6 D. Cibulkova 4,865
7 G. Muguruza 4,420
8 M. Keys 4,137
9 J. Konta 4,055
10 S. Kuznetsova 3,745
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