Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Three-time champion Serena
Williams was an easy fourth-round winner Monday at the U.S. Open.
The fourth-seeded former world No. 1 Williams double-bageled helpless Czech
Andrea Hlavackova, 6-0, 6-0, in a mere 56 minutes on Labor Day at Arthur Ashe
Williams was last year's U.S. Open runner-up to Aussie Samantha Stosur.
The 30-year-old 14-time Grand Slam champion Williams captured Wimbledon in
July and secured a singles gold medal at the London Olympic Games, also at the
All England Club, last month.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion Williams' quarterfinal opponent will be fellow
former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia. The 12th-seeded former French Open
champion Ivanovic handled Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-4 on the
hardcourts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Ivanovic is 0-3 lifetime against Williams, including a pair of losses at the
U.S. Open. The American beat the Serb in the round of 16 here a year ago and
also bested Ivanovic in the third round in Flushing back in 2006.
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