Serena Williams powers into Australian Open third round

Powerhouse Serena Williams swept past Lucie Safarova and into the Australian

Open third round on Thursday to keep her Grand Slam record hunt firmly on track.

The American, chasing her 23rd major title, was in the zone to win 6-3, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena, just hours after fellow second seed Novak Djokovic was sensationally knocked out.

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