Serena Williams -08- (USA) def  Petra Martic -22- (CRO)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
Today’s first gift for daughter Olympia’s 2nd birthday: Serena’s 16th trip to the US Open Quarterfinals. The cake and ice cream comes later.
Serena Williams owns Arthur Ashe Stadium.
She’s played 9 of her 29 Grand Slam Singles Finals on this court, winning 6 of her 23 Major titles. On Tuesday, she will compete in her 50th career Grand Slam Quarterfinal. Mind bending.
NEXT:  Qiang Wang -18- (CHN) vs  Serena Williams -08- (USA)
Round-4 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.
▲ R4: def  Petra Martic -22- (CRO) 63 64
▲ 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-4 Biography |  Petra Martic -22- (CRO)
At 28-years-old, she’s enjoying the most successful season of her career. She won her first WTA Singles title in Istanbul, then upset World #2 Karolina Pliskova at Roland Garros en-route to her first Grand Slam Quarterfinal. On grass, she reached the Semifinals in Birmingham, the Round of 16 at Wimbledon and climbed to a carerr-high ranking of World #20. Before Monday, she’d won only 2 main draw US Open matches over the past 11-years, but with her victory Friday over last year’s Semifinalist Anstasija Sevastova – she’s here in the Round of 16 for the first time. From Croatia – please welcome the World #22 Petra Martic.
▲ R3: def  Anastasija Sevastova -11- (LAT) 64 63
▲ R2: def Ana Bogdan -152- (ROU) 62 64
▲ R1: def Tamara Zidanšek -66- (SLO) 64 46 61
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.