Serena romps into Oz Open quarters

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Serena_Kirilenko REUTERS Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a return to Maria Kirilenko of Russia during their women's singles match at the Australian Open.

Melbourne – Serena Williams wasted little time in advancing to the Australian Open quarter-finals with 6-2 6-0 demolition of 14th-seed Maria Kirilenko on Monday.

Williams twisted her ankle in her first round clash against Romania's Edina Gallovit's-Hall, but still breezed through the first three rounds at Melbourne Park dropping just a total of six games.

The 31-year-old's power game was again to the fore against Russia's Kirilenko with the American clocking a 201 km/h serve, getting almost 90 percent of her first serves in and blasting 22 winners in the 57-minute clash.

The third-seed will next meet teenage compatriot Sloane Stephens for a place in the last four. – Reuters


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