Serena Williams, the No.1-seeded women's tennis player, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2010 French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over 18-seeded Shahar Peer, the Associated Press reported Monday morning.
Just two days removed from complaining of dizziness and disorientation during her previous matchup, Williams stumbled out of the gate by losing the first seven points before winning the next nine and putting a stranglehold on the over-matched Peer.
Peer fell to 0-5 vs. Williams in her career, and 0-10 in her career against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.
Serena last won the French Open in 2002. She is making a run at her 13th grand slam title and second this year, and sister Venus won't be in the way. Venus exited the tournament Sunday after falling to 19th-seeded Nadia Petrova of Russia.
With Justine Henin also exiting the French Open in shockingly early fashion, Serena now has a very good chance of reaching the finals again and adding another grand slam title to her now legendary resume. Her place in tennis history is secure whatever happens this week at the French Open, but her progress is certain to be followed closely as she makes a bid for lucky No.13.