New York: Serena Williams needed just 74 minutes to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals Monday, beating 2008 French Open champ Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4.
Already having let a big early lead slip away, Williams was facing a break point and in danger of falling behind Ivanovic, a former No. 1.
A six-stroke exchange ended with Ivanovic netting a forehand to make the game score deuce. Up near the net, Williams held up a clenched fist and yelled: "Come on!"