Serena Williams Beats Roberta Vinci To Reach Last Eight In Paris

Serena Williams Beats Roberta Vinci To Reach Last Eight In Paris

Serena Williams marched into the quarter-finals of the French Open after overcoming Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-1 6-3 to set up a clash against Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Serena Williams Beats Roberta Vinci To Reach Last Eight In Paris

The top seed extended her winning streak to 28 matches - the longest of her career - having won four straight tournaments coming in to Roland Garros.

Williams' only success in Paris among her 15 Grand Slam titles came 11 years ago, but she looked in the mood on Court Philippe Chatrier against her 15th-ranked opponent.

Vinci, who forms one half of the world No 1 women's doubles team with Sara Errani, was taken apart in the opening set.

However, the second went with serve until the eighth game when the 31-year-old 15-time Grand Slam champion broke to love to take a 5-3 lead before serving out the match in just 70 minutes.

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