Injury scare as Serena Williams hobbles through

Williams rolled her ankle in the first set and gingerly went through the motions before beating Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0.

updated: January 15, 2013 10:55 IST
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Melbourne: A defiant Serena Williams vowed to battle through the pain barrier Tuesday after a big injury scare when she rolled her right ankle before reaching the Australian Open second round.

The 15-time Grand Slam winner, gunning for a sixth Australian title, landed heavily and went to ground in the first set before gingerly going through the motions to beat hapless Romanian Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0.

"Oh, I'll be out there," she said when asked if she would be playing her next match on Thursday, against either Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova or Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

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