French Open 2013: World No1 Williams braced for Kuznetsova test

French Open 2013: Top seed Serena Williams says she isn't thinking about her winning streak and just wants to lift the trophy

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Serena Williams won the Rome tournament in April Photo: Marianne Bevis

Serena Williams insists she isn’t concerned about her 28-match winning streak and is just focusing on lifting her second French Open trophy.

The world No1 booked her place in the Roland Garros quarter-finals courtesy of an emphatic 6-1 6-3 win against Roberta Vinci on Sunday.

The 31-year-old wrapped up the impressive victory in just 70 minutes to extend her winning run, but Williams played down the significance of the feat.

“Every day everybody is like, ‘You’re on this streak,’ but for me it’s about winning the matches,” said Williams.

“At the end of the day, I just want to hold up the winner’s trophy and whatever it takes to get there.”

Williams, who has dropped just 10 games en route to the quarter-final, is bidding to win a 16th Grand Slam title.

However, the top seed knows she will face a tough proposition against Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova to secure a place in the French Open semi-finals.

“It will be a good match. The last time we played here she won, so that will probably get her pumped up and she’s on a comeback,” she added.

“She has nothing to lose but everything to gain. She also wants to do well, and she’s won this tournament before.”

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