Updated: Sunday, 31 August 2014 04:56 | By Agence France-Presse

Top seed Serena into US Open last 16

Five-time champion Serena Williams reached the US Open last 16 on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over fellow American Varvara Lepchenko.

Top seed Serena into US Open last 16

Serena Williams celebrates her 6-3, 6-3 win over Varvara Lepchenko during their 2014 US Open women's singles match on August 30, 2014 in New York - by Stan Honda

Williams, who has failed to add to her stash of 17 Grand Slam titles at the year's first three majors, survived blustery winds and the difficulties posed by Lepchenko's left-handed game to advance in one hour and 35 minutes.

She'll face Estonia's Kaia Kanepi for a place in the quarter-finals.

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