Victoria Azarenka, Serena advance

Updated: January 21, 2013, 10:13 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Serena Williams had an easy time advancing to the Australian Open quarterfinals Monday and a chance to win her third major in a row with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Maria Kirilenko. She's still on course for a potential semifinal meeting with defending champion Victoria Azarenka, who advanced with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Elena Vesnina.

"I didn't expect to come out and play so well tonight," Williams said. "I was like 'Wow!' I saw I had 95 percent first serves in the first ...

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