Top-seeded Serena Williams continued her dominance through the first week of the U.S. Open and added a piece of history to her name by eliminating Sweden’s Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-1 in her third-round match at New York on Saturday.
Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and fifth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania also won third-round matches, but no one has been as impressive as Williams through the first week.
The win against Larsson was Williams’ 307th career victory in Grand Slam events. That total surpassed Martina Navratilova for the most in women’s tennis history and tied Roger Federer for the most by any player.
“It was a really good feeling, I have to say,” Williams said. “To be up there with both men and women is something that’s super rare, and it actually feels good.
“I was really excited to reach that, was it 306? 307? I was really excited to do that. Something I didn’t even know about until Wimbledon. I was like, ‘Oh, I have a new goal.’ That was pretty cool for me. Obviously, I want to keep that number going higher and see what can happen.”
– Sports Xchange