Tennis: Serena, Azarenka romp in Melbourne
MELBOURNE (AFP) - Defending champion Victoria Azarenka conceded just one game in a lopsided second-round romp at the Australian Open on Thursday, while Serena Williams shook off an ankle injury to progress.
A pumped-up Azarenka, with her renowned grunting at full volume, said her game was exactly where she wanted it after crushing Greece's Eleni Daniilidou 6-1, 6-0.
She was followed onto Rod Laver Arena on a scorching hot day by Williams, with all eyes on her condition after a nasty roll of the right ankle in her first-round match.
But the American third seed, looking for a sixth Australian title, was moving freely in a solid 6-2, 6-0 workout against Spanish teenager Garbine Muguruza.