Serena Williams has breezed past Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic to qualify for the third round of the Australian Open.

Serena Williams has breezed past Serbia’s Nina Stojanovic to qualify for the third round of the Australian Open.

The tenth seed utilised her trademark power to blow Stojanovic off the court, finishing the Serb off with an ace to win 6-3, 6-0.

Williams broke Germany’s Laura Siegemund six times in her comprehensive first round win and was again successful in returning serve, breaking her opponent at will, especially in the second set.

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Stojanovic, 24, held her own during the first set, but the gulf in class deepened as the match wore on as Williams’ serve kicked into gear clocking 200km/h as she posted six aces in a dominant display.

Even in the final game of the match, in the heat of the hottest day so far this tournament, one of her serves hit 202km/h.

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Despite falling off in the second set, Stojanovic, playing her first Australian Open, showed some fight during the match with her forehand causing some problems for the US star at times.

“She pushed me very hard she played really well,” Williams said in her post-match interview on court. ” It’s always good to see young players like her coming out and doing so well.”

Williams was philosophical when asked why the second set was such a blow out in comparison to the first.

“I wasn’t thinking so much in the second, I sort of let go and said ‘see what happens’,” she said.

Williams takes on unseeded Russian Anastasia Potapova in the third round.

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