Tennis - Serena Williams easily advances to the fourth round in Melbourne



by PRAKASH

Tennis - Serena Williams easily advances to the fourth round in Melbourne

Tennis - Tennis - World no. 1 Serena Williams is through to the fourth round of the women's singles event at the Australian Open in Melbourne after a straight forward 6-3, 6-3 win over former world no. 5 Daniela Hantuchova.

Playing first up on the Rod Laver Arena on Friday morning, Serena managed to escape the blistering heat which has touched record highs in recent days and had little trouble against the Slovak, who is seeded 31st now. After the match, Serena declined the on-court interview, causing speculation that she was feeling ill or dizzy.

But she denied that in her post match interview, saying she had 'some pressing things' to take care of. Hantuchova later said that Serena is the greatest woman's player in all of history. Serena goes on to now meet either Ana Ivanovic or local heroine Samantha Stosur.

Ninth seeded Angelique Kerber, of Germany, also moved into the last 16 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over American Alison Riske.

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