Tennis player Serena Williams rolls into the third round at US Open


Lawn Tennis player Serena Williams rolls into the third round at US Open Match.

The world number one goes up against Johanna Larsson of Sweden for a spot in the last 16, the third step on the way to an Open Era record 23rd thousand hammer title.

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Williams' second-round win over kindred American Vania King carried her level with Martina Navratilova's record of 306 thousand hammer wins.

"I knew it was not too far off," Williams said of the record. "I knew at Wimbledon that I needed to arrive. Clearly I'm amped up for that. I might want to make one more stride, a few more strides."

Williams' troublesome right shoulder has held up well so far however she lets it out is a consistent fight.

"Only huge amounts of treatment, huge amounts of recovery, huge amounts of ice," she said. "It's consistent."

Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who could yet overwhelm Williams as world number one this fortnight, plays Caroline Garcia of France while 6th seed Venus Williams meets Germany's Laura Siegemund.

In men's third-round activity, Wimbledon and Olympic champion Andy Murray proceeds with his journey for a brief moment U.S. Open crown when he plays Italy's Paolo Lorenzi.

Third seed Stan Wawrinka goes up against unseeded Briton Dan Evans while 6th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan confronts Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.

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