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Serena Williams breezes through to US Open third round as American sees off Margarita Gasparyan to tee up clash with Sloane Stephens Serena Williams made light work of Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-4 to progress American edged a closer to ultimate goal of equalling Margaret Court record   She has been stuck on 23 titles since winning the 2017 Australian Open Williams will meet fellow American and former champion Sloane Stephens 

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 07:12 BST, 4 September 2020 | Updated: 07:12 BST, 4 September 2020

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Serena Williams moved into the third round of the US Open and a step closer to the magic 24.

The 38-year-old American battled past Russian world number 117 Margarita Gasparyan 6-2 6-4 on Arthur Ashe.

Williams requires one more grand slam to equal Margaret Court's singles record, but has been stuck on 23 titles since winning the 2017 Australian Open.

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