MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Top seed Serena Williams made light work of unseeded Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei to charge into the Australian Open third round with a 6-1 6-2 victory.
The world number one, bidding for a 22nd grand slam title to match the great Steffi Graf, cruised through the one-hour romp in glorious sunshine at Rod Laver Arena without dropping serve.
The 90th-ranked Hsieh, a two-time grand slam doubles champion, prised three break-points but the American saved them all and closed out the match with a huge ace.
Williams advances to play the winner of Daria Kasatkina and Ana Konjuh in the next round.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by John O’Brien)