US Open: Serena Williams advances in New York despite an ankle injury

NEW YORK: Serena Williams he needed a medical break in the second set of his 6-3, 6-4 victory over Petra Martic on Sunday to receive treatment in the right ankle, but he recovered to advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open.

Williams fell to the court with 2-2 in the second set after charging to the net to hit a volley that sailed a lot.

The eighth 37-year-old American seed was treated in his ankle during the change and seemed fine, hitting 38 winners on a sunny day in Arthur Ashe Stadium Cut.

Williams threw his fourth ace at the starting point to fire the 28-year-old Croatian Martic and reach the last eight, where he will face Wang Qiang of China for the first time.