Serena Williams’ dominating third-round victory at the US Open was notable for a new career milestone: 307 Grand Slam wins. Williams’ 6-2, 6-1 win over 47th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden improved her major-tournament mark to 307-42, putting her one win up on Martina Navratilova among women and tying Roger Federer among all players in the Open era.
Williams reached 121 mph on a serve. She had a half-dozen aces, bringing her total this week to 31. She faced only one breakpoint — her first of the tournament — and saved it. She smacked seven return winners.
She compiled a 24-5 total edge in winners in a match that lasted just one hour. Williams is 4-0 against Shvedova, taking eight of nine sets. She won all 24 points of the first set in a victory over Sara Errani at Wimbledon in 2012, one match before a three-set loss to Williams there.
Meanwhile, Venus Williams closed in on a US Open rematch against her sister, moving into the fourth round with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over 26th-seeded Laura Siegemund.