Serena Williams Runs US Open Winning Streak to 17

Updated: 31 August 2014 08:02 IST

Serena Williams, who defeated Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 in third round, has faced American opponents in all three of her matches this week while extending her overall winning streak at Flushing Meadows to 17.

Serena Williams Runs US Open Winning Streak to 17
Serena is trying to become the first woman to win the U.S. Open three years in a row since Chris Evert took four straight trophies from 1975-78. © AP

New York:

Bidding for a third consecutive U.S. Open title, Serena Williams moved into the fourth round by beating 52nd-ranked Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday. (Read: Wimbledon Champ Kvitova Knocked Out)

The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams has faced American opponents in all three of her matches this week while extending her overall winning streak at Flushing Meadows to 17. (Read: Djokovic Advances to 4th Round)

Williams had some trouble dealing with the whipping wind in Arthur Ashe Stadium but eventually took control against Lepchenko, a 2012 Olympic teammate and occasional practice partner. (Nishikori Wins | Wawrinka Gets Walkover)

Williams, a 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, is hoping to avoid her first season since 2006 without reaching at least one major final. She lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open, second round at the French Open, and third round at Wimbledon. (Murray Into US Open 4th Round for 7th Time)

Topics : Serena Williams Tennis
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