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Williams, Svitolina storm into US Open quarters

Six-time champion Serena Williams and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine progressed into the quarter-finals of the US Open after registering thumping victories in their Round of 16 matches at the Flushing Meadows.

On Sunday, Williams entered the US Open quarters for the 16th time in her career with a straight-sets win over Petra Martic of Croatia at an electric Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The 23-time Grand Slam women’s singles champion defeated Martic 6-4, 6-3 to set up a last-eight date with China”s Wang Qiang, who stunned No.2 seed Ashleigh Barty 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 22 minutes, to move into her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.

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