Australian Open: Top seed Serena through with record 61st win

Serena Williams showed no regards for the experienced Daniela Hantuchova as the world number 1 cruised to a straight sets win in her third round match.

updated: January 17, 2014 10:42 IST
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Melbourne: World number one Serena Williams scorched past experienced Slovak Daniela Hantuchova in straight sets to reach the fourth round and set a new record of 61 Australian Open wins Friday.

The American top seed used her powerful serve to good effect as she raced through the match on another hot Melbourne day 6-3, 6-3 in 80 minutes.

Williams, bidding for a sixth Australian Open crown, now faces either former world number one Ana Ivanovic or 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur for a place in the quarter-finals.

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