Serena Williams defeated Yaroslav Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the US Open to set a new Grand Slam record of 308 victories.
Williams defeated Shvedova 6-2 6-3 making history with the most Grand Slam match victories for any man or woman in the Open era.
The historic milestone moves Williams past Switzerland’s Roger Federer , who previously held the title with 307 major match victories and Martina Navratilova for the women with 306 match victories.
The 34-year old American will play fifth seed Simona Halep of Romania in the quarter-finals,who beat Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5.
If she wins the New York tournament, the tennis star will surpass Chris Evert for the most U.S. Open titles and Steffi Graf for the most championships since the introduction of the Open era in 1968, when the Grand Slam tournaments agreed to permit professional players to compete with amateurs.
For the men, Andy Murray seemed determined to go one better last night as he blitzed Grigor Dimitrov with a near flawless display, winning 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 2hr 1m.
The defeat was so emphatic that one will wonder if this was the same Grigor Dimitrov that had beaten Murray in Miami as recently as March as well the close Wimbledon quarter-final of 2014, which remains the only time he has failed to reach the last four in SW19 since he was 21.
Murray will face Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori in the last eight who had beaten Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-4).