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 Serena Williams -08- (USA) def Karolina Muchova -44- (CZE)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
Karolina Muchova’s on the climb. Last month at Wimbledon, she took-out World #3 Karolina Pliskova at to reach her first Grand Slam Quarterfinal. But a healthy Serena Williams? That’s an entirely different mountain.
Williams controlled play from ball-up, dispatching the World #44 in just over an hour.
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Round-3 Biography |  Serena Williams -08- (USA)
No other player has won more Grand Slam matches than this 9-time US Open Finalist. In 1999, at just 17-years-old, she won her first Grand Slam Singles title right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. 20-years-later, she owns the Career Grand Slam with 23 Major Singles titles overall – the most of any player (male or female) in the Open Era. Include her doubles success with sister Venus – plus 2 Mixed Doubles titles – and she is a 39-time Grand Slam Champion. The sport’s top-ranked player for an astounding 319-weeks – she owns 72 WTA Singles titles, 4 Olympic Gold Medals, is a Fed Cup Champion; and last month at Wimbledon, contested her 50th career championship match at Major. From Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – Please welcome 6-time US Open Champion, Serena Williams.
▲ R3: def def Karolina Muchova -44- (CZE) 63 62
▲ R2: def [WC] Caty McNally -121- (USA) 57 63 61
▲ R1: def Maria Sharapova -87- (RUS) 61 61
Round-3 Biography | Karolina Muchova -44- (CZE)
Last month at Wimbledon, this 23-year-old made her first career-run to a Grand Slam Quarterfinal, upsetting World #3 Karolina Pliskova in 4th-Round, and climbed to a career-high ranking of World #43. Last year here at the US Open, she made her Grand Slam main draw debut, where as a qualifier ranked outside the top-200, she upset Garbine Muguruza to reach Round-3. She owns 2 ITF World Tennis Tour Singles titles and earlier this year, reached her first WTA Tour Singles Final in Prague. Back in the 3rd-Round of the US Open for the second year-in-a-row, making her Arthur Ashe Stadium debut – From the Czech Republic, please welcome Karolina Muchova.
▲ R2: def  Su-Wei Hsieh -28- (TPE) 61 46 76(2)
▲ R1: def Elena Rybakina -69- (KAZ) 64 64
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.