The American entered the history books with her second-round win over Gavrilova. (AP)

This 17-point roundup is about the men and women who put it all on or inside the lines at the rowdiest major event of the season. The hits started early, and they simply kept coming.

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It was the longest women's singles match ever at the US Open: a compelling, gloriously fought 3-hour, 31-minute bout between Shelby Rogers and Daria Gavrilova.

The latter had been a tournament champ a week earlier in New Haven, Connecticut. The former was aching and ready for a cool-down–and a meal.

Rogers provided one of this event's quotables after seizing the victory, addressing her post-marathon plan: “Ice bath, straight to dining. That was a long time to go without eating.”

Spoken like a true workhorse. Rogers' run would end soon after, as she fell to Elina Svitolina in a fairly tight third-round battle.

So it was no bona fide, post-drama slump for Rogers, who shrugged off a fiendish net-cord finish to her ensuing loss but took away a peak moment as her name entered the US Open records books.

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