Serena Williams comfortably beats Bouchard to move into third round

And that is exactly what she did!

One hour and 59 minutes.

It'll be Slam match No. 379 for the formerly top-ranked Williams, who is 333-45 and already has 23 Grand Slam titles, including seven from the Australian Open alone.

Williams trailed by a set and a break at 5-3 in the second when Buzarnescu served for the match. "We have dinner every night". So far, Williams has remained focused on tennis and motherhood.

Williams beat Bouchard easily to book her spot in the third round. "I went fast to my room and I took my tennis racquet, I went back to the living room and I made the imitations when she was hitting the balls". Suddenly - aside from questions about her daughter Olympia's Instagram-famous doll, Qai Qai - it was 2017 all over again, with Williams the odds-on favorite to win this tournament. Serena looked exceptional in her opening match and I think she will be too strong for Eugenie Bouchard.

American Madison Keys, who reached the semis at the French and US Open a year ago, as well as the quarters in Melbourne, ensured she too lived to fight another day, crushing local wildcard Destanee Aiava 6-2, 6-2. "Genie has been to the finals of Wimbledon and been to the semifinals of other Grand Slams". She landed magazine covers and sponsorship deals, and was heralded as the sport's next great star. But she's not alone. Maybe one day I will play with her in a big arena.

"It's amusing, because in a lot of ways, I felt like I didn't have the best season (last year), like I wasn't super happy with it, but there was also moments that I was really proud of where I did do really well", she said in her news conference.

"If it is his last Australian Open then that's a great way for him to finish and I'm sure he'll be more than happy with that". Williams finished off Bouchard by winning four consecutive set points to win the match. "I just do the work, go out there, and I play the best I can", Williams said, a reminder that there is no magic formula for what she has accomplished in her career. "I just respect her", Yastremska said. Off it came, and her green jumpsuit and fishnet stockings were on display. The Williams sisters played each other twice in 2018, with Venus winning at Indian Wells and Serena winning in NY.

Twelfth seed, Elise Mertens of Belgium, also booked her place in round two, while last year's beaten finalist and world number one Simona Halep plays Kaia Kanepi later.

"They make it work".


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