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Australian Open 2015: Williams sisters sail into second round

  • Serena aiming for 19th grand slam title
  • Venus beats Maria Torro-Flor 6-2, 6-2
  • Caroline Wozniacki sets up meeting with Victoria Azarenka

Serena Williams celebrated her 100th consecutive week as world No1 by taking a step closer to another milestone in the Australian Open. Williams joined Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert on 18 grand slam titles with her US Open victory last year and a 19th would take her within three of the record held by Steffi Graf.

The top seed will face far tougher challenges than that posed by Belgian world No106 Alison Van Uytvanck as the tournament progresses, but she was nevertheless delighted to secure a 6-0, 6-4 win on Margaret Court Arena.

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