Australian Open: Serena Williams comfortably beats Bouchard to enter third round

Reuters
Melbourne VIC, Australia Updated: Jan 17, 2019, 05:15 PM(IST)

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Serena is vying for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, and will play Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska in the third round. 

Serena Williams soundly beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday night, racing through the last five games to advance to the third round of the Australian Open. 

Easily beaten in the first set, the Canadian Bouchard, a former Wimbledon finalist who has been trying to retrieve her stellar form of five years ago, pressed early in the second to lead two games to one. 

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Williams responded in dominant fashion, however, and did not drop another game on her way to ending the match with a drive-volley winner. 

The American is vying for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, and will play Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska in the third round. 

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