Serena Williams wins in 49 minutes

Updated: September 2, 2011, 4:37 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Neither her words nor her play indicated that Serena Williams was distracted one bit Thursday at the U.S. Open.

She would have been forgiven if they had, of course, given that sister Venus withdrew from the tournament 24 hours earlier and revealed a recently diagnosed immune system disease.

Focused as ever, Serena absolutely overwhelmed Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands 6-0, 6-1 to reach the third round, showing precisely why many consider her the favorite to win a ...

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