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Serena-Williams-007World number one Serena Williams thrashed Elina Svitolina in their rain-hit fourth-round match at the French Open to storm into the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

The American beat Ukraine’s Svitolina 6-1 6-1.

Williams next plays Yulia Putintseva, who had defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5 7-5.

Earlier, Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky beat Venus Williams 6-2 6-4.