Serena Williams reaches last 16 of US Open

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New York, Sep 4 (IANS) World No.1 Serena Williams of the United States defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-2, 6-1 in the US Open third round here on Saturday, one step closer to winning the women’s singles title for the seventh time at Flushing Meadows.

“It was a really good match for me because she played a different kind of match. It was really good for me to have a different type of rhythm and move the ball around,” Xinhua news agency quoted Williams as saying of playing against Larsson.

Williams is now 3-0 all-time against Larsson and has yet to drop a set at this year’s final Grand Slam. She also won her 307th match in a Grand Slam event to pass Martina Navratilova for the most ever in the Open era.

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“That’s pretty awesome. What better place to do it than here where it first started,” Williams said of breaking Navratilova’s record.



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