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Serena Williams dominates US Open quarterfinal 6-0, 6-0

Serena Williams played a near-perfect US Open quarterfinal, winning 53 of 71 points. The first set took only 19 minutes, the second 33 minutes.

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Serena Williams of the United States watches a return to Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, during a quarterfinal of the US Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in New York.

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From an ace on the first point to a stinging return on the last, Serena Williams was close to perfect in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

The score said it all Tuesday night: 6-0, 6-0.

Yes, Williams is looking better and better with each match at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. With two more wins — no matter the exact scores — she'll earn a fifth title at Flushing Meadows and 17th major championship overall.

The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams shut out 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, the first "double bagel" in a quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows since 1989, when 18-time major title winner Martina Navratilova did it to Manuela Maleeva.

"When you play against Serena," Suarez Navarro said, "you know these things can happen."

 
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