Paris - Defending champion Serena Williams cruised into the French Open quarter-finals on Wednesday after thrashing Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-1.
Williams needed just 62 minutes to sweep aside the 18th seed in her pursuit of a record-equalling 22nd Open era Grand Slam title.
The world number one will face Spanish 12th seed Carla Suarez Navarro or Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva for a place in the last four.
French Open women's singles quarter-finals line-up (x denotes seeded player):
Serena Williams (USA x1) v Yulia Putintseva (KAZ)
Kiki Bertens (NED) v Timea Bacsinszky (SUI x8)
Shelby Rogers (USA) v Garbine Muguruza (ESP x4)
Samantha Stosur (AUS x21) v Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)