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Tennis: Top seed Williams cruises into Open third round

Published on Jan 15, 2014 11:06 AM
 
Serena Williams of the US hits a return to Vesna Dolonc of Serbia during their women's singles match at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 15, 2014. Williams stayed on track for her sixth Australian Open title on Wednesday with a straight-sets demolition of Serbia's Vesna Dolonc. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Tournament top seed Serena Williams stayed on track for her sixth Australian Open title on Wednesday with a straight-sets demolition of Serbia's Vesna Dolonc.

The world number one raced through the match in oven-like conditions on Rod Laver Arena to make the third round with a dominant 6-1, 6-2 win in just 63 minutes.