Serena Williams moves past talented teenager Dayana Yastremska and into round four

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Serena Williams serves at Australian Open

Serena Williams cruised into the fourth round of the Australian Open after brushing aside talented teen Dayana Yastremska at Melbourne Park.

The seven-times winner is yet to drop a set and had far too much for the Ukrainian, coming out 6-2 6-1.

However, her thoughts after the match were with her emotional opponent. Yastremska was not even born when Williams won her first Grand Slam, and grew up with Serena posters on her wall.

“You’re gonna make it, don’t cry”, Williams, 37, told a tearful Yastremska.

“I thought she did really amazing,” later told the crowd on-court. “She came out swinging and to be so young, she came out ready to go.

“When I was young I played against so many people and everyone I faced was intimidating and not easy.

“You just go out and swing and do the best you can.”


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