NEW YORK -- At one moment during her U.S. Open fourth-round match on Monday, Serena Williams had 32 points. Her opponent, Andrea Hlavackova, had 10. The beating that took place was that decisive.
Williams won the match, 6-0, 6-0, in 57 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams hit 31 winners to nine for Hlavackova while winning 60 points to 29 by her opponent.
Williams, seeded fourth, was unsympathetic with her tennis Monday. Hlavackova, a 26-year-old from the Czech Republic, who was playing with an upper leg injury that caused her to play with heavy tape near her thigh, was overpowered from first point to last. Hlavackova is known more for her doubles play and is still in the women's doubles draw with her partner Lucie Hradecka. They are seeded third and if Hlavackova had used her injury as a reason to withdraw from her singles beating from Williams, she could not have continued in doubles.
The 12th-seeded Ana Ivanovicis up next for Williams. Ivanovic advanced to the Open quarterfinals for the first time in her career Monday with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.