Serena Williams made history in her path to the US Open quarterfinals. The top-ranked Williams took care of business against Yaroslava Shvedova needing only an hour and eight minutes to win in straight sets, 6-2 6-3. With this win Williams now has 308 match wins in Grand Slam match victories in the tennis open era. This gives her one more win than former all-time leader Roger Federer, cementing William’s place as an all-time great.
Serena Williams now has the most major match wins in the Open Era passing Roger Federer. pic.twitter.com/8JPDkQ7uC9
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Williams is now 308-42 at major tournaments giving her an incredible .880 winning percentage. More importantly she is only three wins away from winning her 23rd grand slam singles title, which would break her tie with Steffi Graf for the most in the open era.
Standing in Williams way next is 2014 French Open runner-up Simona Halep. Halep eliminated No. 11 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Over on the men’s side, Andy Murray got out to a fast start over Grigor Dimitrov and went on to win in straight sets 6-1 6-2 6-2. Murray won nine of the first ten games over Dimitrov and kept the pressure on he said. Murray has now reached the quarterfinals in 22 of his last 23 majors.
Murray will face sixth ranked, and 2014 runner-up, Kei Nishikori in the quarters on Wednesday. Nishikori won in straight sets over No. 21 Ivo Karlovic.