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Serena Williams advances at Aussie

Updated: January 17, 2013, 10:44 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams cautiously walked onto the court, and tried to keep the points short to avoid irritating her injured right ankle as she advanced to the third round at the Australian Open.

Apart from a swollen lip from hitting herself in the face with her racket in the sixth game, she emerged unscathed.

Summoning all her experience from 15 major titles, including the final two of the last season, Williams lifted her tempo on the biggest points -- winning an 18-minute ...

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