05 Sep U.S. Open Day 8: Serena Williams Claims 308th Win; Venus Williams Out
On Labor Day at the 2016 U.S. Open, Serena Williams of United States made history by setting a new Grand Slam record of 308 match wins, surpassing the great Roger Federer of Switzerland.
2-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka (SUI) is through after a 4-set 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 6-3 win over Illya Marchenko (UKR). He meets Juan Martin del Potro (ARG), who defeated talented youngster Dominic Thiem (AUT) after he retired mid-match.
World number 1 Serena Williams (USA) had an easy match after a 6-2 6-3 victory over Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ). She faces 5th seed Simona Halep (ROU) next, who posted a 6-2 7-5 win over Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP).
Venus Williams is out after a devastating 3-set loss. Williams was up a set and a break but Carolina Pliskova (CZE) came back to take the match 4-6 6-4 7-6(3).
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