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U.S. Open: Venus Williams tops Julia Goerges in 2nd round

Venus Williams lunges for the backhand return against

Venus Williams lunges for the backhand return against Julia Georges during their second round womens singles match on Day 4 of The US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Venus Williams breezed through her second-round match at the U.S. Open.

The seven-time major champ had spent 2 hours, 42 minutes on court in a tense three-set victory over 93rd-ranked Kateryna Kozlova on Tuesday. But against German veteran Julia Goerges on Thursday, Williams won 6-2, 6-3 in 78 minutes.

She had just 17 unforced errors — in complete contrast to the whopping 63 in her first-round win.

The oldest player in the draw at age 36, the sixth-seeded Williams is coming off a semifinal appearance at Wimbledon, her deepest run at a major since 2010.

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