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US Open: Spotlight on Williams sisters

Serena Williams powered to a record 307th Grand Slam match win to reach the fourth round of the US Open. T

The world number one moved ahead of Martina Navratilova for most match wins in a major by a woman, and tied Roger Federer’s mark for men with a 6-2 6-1 victory over Sweden’s Johanna Larsson.

The American is bidding to claim a 23rd Grand Slam singles title, which would see her surpass Steffi Graf as the most successful woman in the Open Era. The six-time US Open champion, whose number one ranking is under threat, next faces Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova,

Sister Venus Williams, the sixth seed and oldest woman in the tournament at 36, also went through with a 6-1 6-2 win over 26th seed Laura Siegemund of Germany.

The 35-year-old will compete for a quarter-final berth against Czech 10th seed Karolina Pliskova. She will meet her sister Serena in the semi-finals if both continue their winning form

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