Serena Williams’ drive for her 24th main singles title continued with a 6-2, 6-Four win over Margarita Gasparyan to advance to the third spherical of the US Open.
Williams improved her profession file to 20-Zero within the second spherical at Flushing Meadows and can play fellow American Sloane Stephens within the subsequent spherical. Williams leads the sequence 5-1. Stephens, who gained the title in 2017, sealed her progress with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova earlier on Thursday.
Carrying crowns on her sneakers, Williams had 27 winners and 7 aces to place away Gasparya, though she additionally double faulted 5 instances.
Williams has gained 23 grand slam singles titles, essentially the most within the skilled period and one shy of Margaret Court docket’s mark of 24. She has gained the US Open six instances and completed runner-up every of the final two years. Her opening win was her 102nd on the match, breaking a tie with Chris Evert for many within the skilled period, which began in 1968.
She improved to 5-2 since tennis resumed from the pandemic break.