US Open 2016: Serena Williams Inches Closer to Historic Triumph
Serena Williams reached the US Open quarter-finals by recording her 308th Grand Slam match win on the eighth day of the event. On the other hand, Sania Mirza and her women's doubles partner Barbora Strycova marched into the quarter-finals as well. (Image credits: AP/AFP)
Serena Williams marched into the quarter-finals of US Open women's singles event with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over 52nd-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova.
Serena Williams now owns more victories in Grand Slam matches than anyone else in tennis' Open era, surpassing Roger Federer with her 308th.
Serena pursues another mark: most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era, which began in 1968. She pulled even with Steffi Graf by collecting her 22nd trophy at Wimbledon in July.
Serena Williams (right) shakes hands with Yaroslava Shvedova after the match.
Seventh seeds Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova came out with a comprehensive 6-4, 7-5 victory to defeat Nicole Gibbs and Nao Hibino and enter the women's doubles quarter-finals of the US Open.
Second seed and 2012 champion Andy Murray crushed Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to reach a sixth US Open quarter-final.
It was Murray's seventh win in ten meetings against the 22nd-seeded Dimitrov.
Venus Williams was knocked out of the US Open by Czech Karolina Pliskova.
Stan Wawrinka exchanges greetings with Ukraine journeyman Illya Marchenko after winning the match 6-4, 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3.
Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh stunned fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the US Open quarter-finals.
Agnieszka Radwanska returns a serve from Ana Konjuh during the US Open fourth round match.
Simona Halep defeated Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 7-5 to make it to the quarter-finals.