Serena Williams is well on her way to continue the tradition of winning the Australian Open titles in odd-numbered years. Wasting just enough energy, the second-seeded American beat Shuai Peng of China 6-1 6-4 in the third round.
Williams made ten aces, compared to Peng’s zero, two unforced errors less than her opponent, and 29 winners to Peng’s 12.
To some up the match: The second set was much longer than the first one, and it featured five breaks of serve in all, but at no moment was Williams’ victory questioned.
The three-time Australian open champion Williams will play either No.20 seed Amelie Mauresmo or No.13 seed Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round.
So far on day six, seed No.21 Anabel Medina Garrigues beat No.12 seed Flavia Pennetta 6-4 6-1. And Carla Suarez Navarro, the shocking conqueror of Venus Williams, advanced further, defeating Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-1 6-4.