Defending champion Serena Williams beat Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0 6-3 to advance to the fourth round of the Australian Open. Let me remind you that the Spaniard knocked out Serena’s elder sister Venus at last year’s Australian Open, in the second round already. This year, the top-seeded Serena avenged her sister’s defeat, won the first five games of the match in just 15 minutes, then the long sixth game in 19 minutes, before routinely taking the second set.
Venus Williams took out home favorite Casey Dellacqua 6-1 7-6(4) in the third round. The sixth-seeded Williams was pushed to play a second-set tiebreak, and her opponent even fought off three match points before finally losing to the seven-time Grand Slam champion.
Serena will next meet Australian 13th seed Samantha Stosur, and Venus will play seed No.17 Francesca Schiavone of Italy. (photo via Australian Open)