Serena Williams was far too good for Eugenie Bouchard as she cruised to a 6-2 6-2 win in the second round of the Australian Open.
The American 16th seed needed just 70 minutes to overpower the former Wimbledon finalist, although she claims it was a lot tougher than it looked.
“It wasn’t an easy match tonight,” Williams said in her on-court interview.
“Genie has been to the finals of Wimbledon and to the semi-finals of other Slams so I knew, “come on Serena you’ve got to come out hot”.
“I haven’t had many matches since last year but it’s ok. I got to spend time with my daughter that’s all that matters to me.”
Williams will face 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska after the Ukrainian world No. 57 stunned 23rd seed Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Serena already has seven Australian Open titles to her name, and can equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles in Melbourne.
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