Williams advances to Australian Open quarters

Updated: January 21, 2013, 5:03 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams continued her run toward a third consecutive major title, beating Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-0 on Monday to reach the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.

Williams has lost only one match since her first-round exit at the French Open last year. Since then, she has won Wimbledon, Olympic gold, the U.S. Open, the season-ending WTA championships and the Brisbane International title.

Her 57-minute win over Kirilenko extended her current winning streak ...

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