It was a day of opposite tales for the Williams sisters in the race for a spot in the last eight of the US Open as world No 1 Serena Williams cruised to a milestone clinching her 308 victory in a grand slam while Venus crashed out of the tournament.
Williams eased past Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2 , 6-3 to make it to the quarter finals in grand style and also reached more Grand Slam singles matches feat than any other player in history both in men and women category. Prior to the match, she was tied with Roger Federer at 307 wins.
History made. Again.#Serena becomes overall Open Era leader in major match wins, def. Shvedova, 6-2, 6-3. #usopen pic.twitter.com/A8HOAZt4Vz
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2016
Czech 10th seed Karolina Pliskova fought hard to upset two-time champion Venus 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final.
Before Monday, Pliskova had never played in the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament and was the only player in the top 20 who had yet to reach the quarterfinals of a major. It however took her 2 hours 24 minutes at the Arthur Ash Stadium to break the seven time champion.