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World number one Serena Williams set a new Grand Slam record of 308 victories with a win over Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan at the US Open in New York. The American, 34, won 6-2 6-3 to pass Roger Federer in the all-time list of matches won at the tennis majors. She moves on to the quarter-finals, where she will face Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep, who beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5. "It's a huge number I think it's very significant actually. I definitely never thought I would be playing still. Now I don't really see when I'm going to stop. I'm just enjoying these moments out here, getting to break records that I didn't even know existed or I didn't even know was possible," Williams said of her record 308th win.

 

 

Halep has lost seven of eight matches against Williams but hopes that will at least keep the pressure off in their quarter-final. Ana Konjuh, 18, became the first Croat to reach the women's quarter-finals at the US Open with a shock 6-4 6-4 win over fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Konjuh hit 38 winners including six aces as she avenged a second-round loss to her Polish opponent at Wimbledon. "It's been an incredible night," said the 2013 US Open junior champion after she made it past the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time. "This time I got revenge, so I'm really happy."  Konjuh will now face Czech 10th seed Karolina Pliskova, who saved a match point as she beat Venus Williams 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-3). "Whenever you have a match point on someone else's serve, it's a little bit of an asterisk.  I really have no regrets on that.," said Williams.

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