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Serena Williams qualifies for quarter-finals in less than an hour

Latest update : 2009-06-01

Serena Williams dominated the match in her victory against Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak, winning 6-1, 6-2 in 53 minutes. The US second seed will meet either Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova or Pole Agnieszka Radwanska in the French Open quarter-finals.

AFP - American second seed Serena Williams blazed into the French Open quarter-finals after overwhelming Canadian 24th seed Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1, 6-2 in a one-sided 53-minute match here on Monday.
  
Williams, the 2002 champion, will meet either Russian seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova or Polish number 12 seed Agnieszka Radwanska for a place in the last four.
  
Wozniak, 21, was making her first ever fourth-round appearance at a Grand Slam and she was broken in her first service game when Williams set up three break points with a pinpoint crosscourt forehand before bludgeoning a backhand winner down the line.
  
Williams, bidding for her 11th Grand Slam singles title and third in a row,  moved her opponent around the court with embarrassing ease, encountering little resistance as she broke again before wrapping up the first set with a full-bodied smash.
  
Wozniak's efforts to force her way back into the match earned her applause from an encouraging Court Philippe Chatrier crowd and she threatened an unlikely comeback by breaking back at 4-1 down in the second set.
  
The Canadian's feathery serve, though, was a constant source of frustration to her and Williams took full advantage, breaking three times as she cruised into her sixth French Open quarter-final.

Date created : 2009-06-01

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