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Serena Williams Reaches 4th Round at French Open

by Associated Press

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    Serena Williams of the U.S. greets spectators after defeating Sorana Cirstea of Romania in their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2013. Williams won in two sets 6-0, 6-2. Photo/Michel Spingler (AP Photo)

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PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round at the French Open by beating Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-2 Friday.

Williams, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, seeks her first French Open title since 2002. She hasn't reached the semifinal since 2003.

Ranked No. 1, Williams has won a career-best 27 consecutive matches. Since losing in the first round a year ago at Roland Garros, Williams is 70-3, including titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the London Olympics and the season-ending WTA Championships.

Against the No. 26-seeded Cirstea, Williams committed only 16 unforced errors. She has lost six games in three matches.

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