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Serena Through, Venus Crashes Out At U.S. Open

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Updated September 6, 2016

World number one, Serena Williams has stormed into the U.S. Open quarter-finals in record-smashing style by easing past Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2 6-3 to claim her record 308th grand slam match win.

The world number one needed just 68 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium court to overwhelm the 52nd-ranked Shvedova and surpass Roger Federer on the all-time list of matches won at tennis’s four blue riband events.

“It’s a huge number, I think it’s very significant actually. I definitely never thought I would be playing still. Now I don’t really see when I’m going to stop.

“I’m just enjoying these moments out here, getting to break records that I didn’t even know existed or I didn’t even know was possible,” Williams said of her record 308th win.

Next up for Williams is Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep.

Meanwhile, Karolina Pliskova ruined any chance of another flushing meadows sister showdown as she claimed a dramatic 4-6 6-4 7-6 win over sixth-seeded Venus Williams.

In the men’s draw, Andy Murray edged out 22nd-seeded Bulgarian, Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 6-2 6-2 in a speedy two hours to signal he is well prepared to extend a dream summer that has included a second Wimbledon title and a second Olympic gold medal.

Juan Martin Del Potro’s summer renaissance continued as the unseeded Argentine advanced into the quarter-finals when Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem quit their match with an injury.