Serena Williams U.S. Open Federer Ease Fourth Round


NEW YORK —Serena Williams does not accept a good timeviewing videos of her losses. Not one bit.

She acclimated to appoint in that array of blur work, Williams said, but “it was so painful; it was like cutting myself.”

So alike admitting Williams knew her third-round adversary at the U.S. Open would be the aforementioned woman she absent to at the Australian Open, advancing by belief a epitomize of that January defeat artlessly was out of the question.

Did not assume to amount at all.

After agreeable Saturday’s aboriginal eight amateur adjoin 42nd-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, the fourth-seeded Williams got into aerial accessory and breezed to a 6-4, 6-0 victory, addled off the aftermost eight amateur in a row.

“Definitely was motivated. Knowing that I lost; could absolutely appear again. Did not demand that to happen,” said Williams, who hit 13 aces to accession her tour-leading absolute this division to 408.

“I absolutely abhorrence watching matches that I lose, unless I’m backbreaking myself,” added the 14-time Grand Slam champion. “I didn’t abuse myself.”

She hasn’t been accident abundant lately.

Since the alone first-round Grand Slam avenue of her career, adjoin 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano at the French Open on May 29, Williams is 22-1 in singles, including the appellation at Wimbledon and gold badge at the London Olympics.

That array of arete abiding saves money for clothes: Williams said she threw out all of the dresses she brought to Paris to abrasion during matches there.

No such problems so far in New York, area Williams has alone alone 12 amateur entering her fourth-round bout adjoin 82nd-round Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic. Hlavackova, the 2011 French Open doubles champion, bawled on cloister afterwards her 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win over 14th-seeded Maria Kirilenko, whose boyfriend, Washington Capitals brilliant Alex Ovechkin, was in New York to acclamation for her.

The woman Williams exhausted in the Wimbledon final, second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, dealt with the 90-degree calefaction and above No. 1 Jelena Jankovic with according aggressiveness during a 6-3, 7-5 victory.

“I was activity like I was melting there,” Radwanska said. “I survived the match.”

She wasn’t the alone one who acquainted that way.

Olympic best Andy Murray, still gluttonous his aboriginal Grand Slam appellation afterwards four losses in finals, eked out a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4) achievement over No. 30 Feliciano Lopez, who led in anniversary of the three tiebreakers afore faltering.

“Could accept gone either way,” Murray acknowledged. “It was actual hot and boiling in the average allotment of the match. I was disturbing a bit with that.”

The man he exhausted for the gold at the Summer Games, and absent to in the Wimbledon appellation match, Roger Federer, is additionally Murray’s abeyant semifinal adversary in New York. Federer, as is generally the case, almost was agitated Saturday while absolution No. 25 Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Five of Federer’s almanac 17 Grand Slam titles came at Flushing Meadows, and he’s abiding attractive able of abacus to those numbers.

“He didn’t accord me abounding affairs with his serve,” empiric Verdasco, who captivated alone one breach point and bootless to catechumen it.

Federer additionally was appealing acceptable at the net, acceptable 26 of the 27 credibility back he confused forward. He abutting will booty on the champ of Saturday night’s bout amid No. 16 Gilles Simon and No. 23 Mardy Fish. Murray gets No. 15 Milos Raonic, who hit his 29th ace of the day, and 89th of the week, to cap a 6-3, 6-0, 7-6 (3) achievement adjoin 32-year-old American wild-card access James Blake.

Other men’s winners Saturday included No. 11 Nicolas Almagro, who concluded the run of 19-year-old American Jack Sock 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-1; No. 12 Marin Cilic, who defeated No. 17 Kei Nishikori; and 50th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia, who exhausted No. 32 Jeremy Chardy.

On Saturday adjoin Makarova, things were alike at 4-all in the aboriginal set, afore Williams captivated serve to go up 5-4. In the abutting game, Williams bankrupt the awkward Makarova for the aboriginal time to booty the aperture set and appropriate ascendancy in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

At 15-all, Williams hit a backhand champ bottomward the line. Then she becoming a set point with big forehand to a bend that accustomed her to put abroad a accepted backhand advance winner. And back Makarova pushed a down-the-line forehand continued to cap the set, Williams let out a loud, aflame bawl of “Come on!”

Beginning to put the bout out of reach, Williams got addition breach point the abutting time Makarova served with a reflex forehand advance casual attempt off an overhead, and followed up with a able backhand access that her adversary couldn’t handle. That fabricated it 2-0 in the additional set, and Williams’ earlier sister, seven-time above best Venus, acclaimed from her bench in the stands.

In all, Williams won 32 of 40 credibility on her serve and never faced a breach point.

By the time it was over, she additionally captivated a 31-10 bend in winners, affective a footfall afterpiece to abacus a fourth U.S. Open bays to the ones she won in 1999, 2002 and 2008.

 The aftermost time these two women played anniversary other, it wasn’t close, either. The difference, surprisingly, was that Makarova won 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth annular in Melbourne. She got affluence of advice from seven double-faults and 37 absolute autogenetic errors by Williams, who joked that day, “Maybe I should accept started confined lefty.”

That accident charcoal the alone one for Williams in 22 Grand Slam matches adjoin lefties.

After Saturday’s achievement in the rematch, Williams, who turns 31 this month, was asked during an on-court account about decisions by her aeon Andy Roddick, 30, and Kim Clijsters, 29, to abdicate able tennis afterwards the U.S. Open.

“I’m boilerplate abreast abutting to retiring,” Williams replied, cartoon a barrage of approval from the crowd. “I can’t leave you guys. I adulation this action way too much, and now that Andy and Kim are done, I feel that I charge to break out actuality for the tennis. I’m not activity anywhere.”

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