Serena Williams is through to the fourth round at the ongoing US Open tournament in New York after she made light work of his sister, Venus Williams in their third round clash.
The 36-year-old defeated Venus Williams 6-1 6-2 in 71 minutes to setup a last 16 meeting with world number one Simona Halep’s first round conqueror Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.
Serena Williams is hoping to match Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slams at Flushing Meadows.
The third round clash between the Williams sisters was their 30th meeting and Serena holds an 18-12 lead over the 38-year-old Venus.
The result was Serena Williams’ joint biggest victory over Venus, alongside her 6-1 6-2 win at Charleston in 2013.
The American tennis star had a medical timeout in the first set of the match but that shouldn’t be a problem against Kanepi who has not dropped a set at the tournament.
After the game, Serena Williams said: “This was my best match since I have returned.”
“I don’t think I did a lot wrong. But she just did everything right,” Venus told a news conference.
“Obviously, that level is definitely where she’s going to want to stay during this whole tournament.” She added.
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