View Full Version : Serena smasher her way into the quarter-finals

Jun 3rd, 2007, 02:37 PM
By Matthew Cronin
Sunday, June 3, 2007

Serena Williams looks like she is prepared to give two-time defending champion Justine a run for her money in the quarter-finals.

In by far her most impressive match of the fortnight, Serena tore apart 10th seed Dinara Safina 6-2, 6-3 to reach the last eight on Sunday.

In a thoroughly dominant performance on a sunny and dry day, 2002 champion Williams brought out all of the lethal weapons in her arsenal, serving huge and ripping returns of service winners down the line. While Safina picked up her level in the second set, there was little she could do against the Williams onslaught, as Serena kept the points short by keeping her balls deep and to sharp angles.

Safina did have moments when she kissed the corners with her huge groundstrokes, but Serena was quicker and steadier during the opening match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Williams will now play the winner of the match between Henin and Austria's Sybille Bammer.

The last time the two played at Roland Garros was in the 2003 semi-finals, when Henin stopped the “Serena Slam” in three highly-charged and controversial sets.

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