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Serena Williams to face Svetlana Kuznetsova

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Serena Williams continued her impressive form in the French Open as she progressed into the quarter-finals of the tournament.



A 6-1 6-3 victory over Italy's Roberta Vinci meant the World number one will now face Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the last eight after the former champion narrowly beat Angelique Kerber 6-4 4-6 6-3.

Williams, who is yet to drop a set at Roland Garros this year, is looking forward to the match but is wary of her opponent.

"It will be a good match," Williams told BBC Sport. "The last time we played here she won, so that will probably get her pumped up and she's on a comeback.

"She has nothing to lose but everything to gain. She also wants to do well, and she's won this tournament before."

Kuznetsova beat Williams at this stage in the same tournament in 2009 before going onto win the trophy.

However, Williams is currently in the form of her life as she took her career-best winning streak to 28 matches after the victory over Vinci.

But the 31-year old American insists she's just trying to concentrate on winning each game and ultimately the grand-slam.

"Every day everybody is like, 'You're on this streak,' but for me it's about winning the matches," said Williams.

"At the end of the day, I just want to hold up the winner's trophy and whatever it takes to get there."

Last year Williams lost to Virginie Razzano, a player outside the top 10 and hasn't won the French Open since 2002.

But in the four matches Williams has played at the French Open this year, she has spent just over four hours on court, dropping just ten games and looks well on course to win her 31st Grand-slam.

 

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