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Serena Williams steamrolls into US Open quarterfinals

Serena Williams overcame windy conditions and a tough opponent Monday in the fourth round of the US Open. No. 1 seed Caroline Wozniacki, along with Serena Williams, will go on to the quarterfinals, expected to be played Wednesday.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. returns to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 5.

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Serena Williams is back and playing like a champ during early rounds of the US Open, following a foot injury and illness earlier this year.

The three-time former champion beat former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 6-3, 6-4, Monday to reach the quarterfinal round. Williams, who has not lost a single set during the tournament, will next take on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the 17th seed from Russia.

The ladies top seed, Caroline Wozniacki, needed three sets Monday evening to defeat Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1, and advance into the quarterfinals. The world's No. 1 player on the women's side, Wozniacki rallied from one set down and losing 1-4 in the second set to beat the 15th-seeded Kuznetsova.

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