12 Feb 2021: Serena Williams registers 90th Australian Open victory
Veteran tennis legend Serena Williams reached the fourth round of the Australian Open 2021 event.
Serena, who is vying for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, came through 7-6, 6-2 against Anastasia Potapova.
With this result, Serena scripted a new milestone by registering her 90th win at the Australian Open.
She is the first player to register 90 wins at AO.
Record: Serena has a 90-12 record at the Australian Open
Serena holds the record for the second-highest Australian Open title wins (7).
She is only behind Margaret Court (11).
However, Serena has won the tournament on the most occasions in the Open Era (7).
She has a 90-12 record in terms of win/loss results.
That's her best return amongst all the Slams she has participated in.
Next meeting: AO: Serena sets up date with Sabalenka
Serena has set up an enticing fourth-round meeting against an in-form Aryna Sabalenka.
Earlier in the day on Rod Laver Arena, Sabalenka eased to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ann Li, improving her record to 18-1 since October.
Sabalenka said it will be a tough challenge for her against Serena and she will do everything to prepare herself.
Fact: I'm going to do everything: Sabalenka on stopping Serena
"She's a great player, and it's always a big challenge to play against these kind of players. But I'm going to do everything I can to get this win. We're all here for the wins and I'm going to do everything," said Sabalenka.
Battle: Naomi Osaka advances, to meet Spaniard Muguruza next
Third seed Naomi Osaka prevailed against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, winning 6-3, 6-2.
With this win, Osaka has won 10 successive Grand Slam matches.
The Japanese will face two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza next.
Spaniard Muguruza needed just 58 minutes to beat Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas 6-1, 6-1.
Notably, she has lost just 10 games in her opening three matches.
Zverev: Men's singles: Zverev breezes past Adrian Mannarino
In the men's singles, Alexander Zverev crushed Adrian Mannarino with little fuss to coast into the Australian Open fourth round.
The German, a semi-finalist last year, showcased his authority to a routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win in just 1hr 43mins on Rod Laver Arena.
The youngster smashed 19 aces and 35 winners.
Fact: A new milestone for Serena