Serena Williams advances to 3rd round in Australia

Serena Williams advances to 3rd round in Australia
January 16, 2013, 9:54 pm
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Serena Williams of the US hits a backhand return to Spain's Garbine Muguruza during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams has moved into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Garbine Muguruza of Spain on Thursday.

Williams injured her right ankle in her first-round match against Edina Gallovits-Hall, falling to the court, but still managed to complete a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

She had a private practice session on Wednesday and didn't seem bothered by the injury in Thursday's 75-minute match.

With the win, Williams stayed on track to win her third Grand Slam in a row - she also won last year's Wimbledon and U.S. Open - and a chance to complete the second ``Serena Slam'' of her career - holding all four majors at the same time.