Wimbledon champion Serena Williams swept into the Olympic quarter-finals with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Russia’s Vera Zvonareva yesterday.
Williams is bidding to win a singles gold medal for the first time and the American fourth seed remains on course to achieve her aim after a third successive demolition job at the All England Club.
In another match, Kim Clijsters won the battle of the former world number ones as the Belgian defeated Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.
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