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Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova for 19th Straight Time

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Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova for 19th Straight Time

Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova for 19th Straight Time

Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova for 19th Straight Time .

Williams beat Sharapova in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.

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It was Williams' first U.S. Open match since losing to Naomi Osaka in last year's final.

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Williams now leads the head-to-head series with Sharapova 20-2.

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Every time I come up against her, I just bring out some of my best tennis.

, Serena Williams, via statement.

The match lasted only 59 minutes, and Williams won twice as many points, 56-28.

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I always said her ball somehow lands in my strike zone.

I don't know.

It's just perfect for me.

, Serena Williams, via statement.

Williams, who has been dealing with back spasms, is seeking her seventh U.S. Open title.

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The body's good.

I feel good.

My back's a lot better.

So I'm excited.

This is going to be fun.

, Serena Williams, via statement

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