Both Serena and Venus Williams have advanced to the third round of this year’s U.S. Open. The second-seeded Serena was near perfect, whipping the 51st-ranked Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-1, 6-1 Wednesday night. “I definitely made adjustments,” Serena said. “I knew her game better today.” If she is to go on to win the tournament, Serena would capture her fourth U.S. Open championship and 12th Grand Slam singles title overall. She would also become the first woman to win consecutive titles at Flushing Meadows since elder sister, Venus, in 2000-01. In what is becoming a regular showdown, the sisters could face off in the semifinals. Third-seeded Venus Williams won earlier Wednesday, eliminating Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States 6-4, 6-2. “I’m still playing well and I feel I’ll continue to play better as the rounds go on,” she said. “I’m trying not to make this injury a factor at all.” The Williams sisters will join forces Thursday in the first round of doubles, taking on Julia Goerges and Arantxa Parra Santonja.
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