Serena Williams Surges Into US Open Third Round

Serena Williams crushed fellow American Vania King 6-1, 6-0 in 56 minutes.

updated: August 29, 2014 08:12 IST
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Serena Williams racked up her 80th US Open win.

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New York: Five-time US Open champion Serena Williams swept into the third round on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-0 thrashing of fellow American Vania King.

Unperturbed by the wind swirling in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Williams took another step toward a third straight title in Flushing Meadows.

The only woman to win at three straight US titles in the Open era was Chris Evert, who won four from 1975-78.

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