Serena advances to Madrid 3rd round

Serena Williams needed just 58 minutes to beat fellow American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-0 and reach the third round of the Madrid Open.

The top-ranked Williams broke Stephens four times and saved both break points she faced to secure her 25th straight win. She will next face the winner between Victoria Azarenka and Ajla Tomljanovic. “She’s such a tough player,” Williams said of Stephens. “I’ve never won a 6-0 set against her before, and I don’t think I can ever do that again.”