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DOMINANT! Serena Williams beats Eugenie Bouchard to advance third round

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DOMINANT! Serena Williams beats Eugenie Bouchard to advance third round

Serena Williams soundly beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-2 6-2 on Thursday night, racing through the last five games to advance to the third round of the Australian Open.

Easily beaten in the first set, the Canadian Bouchard, a former Wimbledon finalist who has been trying to retrieve her stellar form of five years ago, pressed early in the second to lead two games to one.

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Williams responded in dominant fashion, however, and did not drop another game on her way to ending the match with a drive-volley winner.

The American is vying for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title and will play Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska in the third round.

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