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Serena Williams eases into third round in Miami

World number one Serena Williams passed comfortably into the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Alexa Glatch on Saturday.

sports Updated: Mar 29, 2009 01:06 IST
Simon Evans

World number one Serena Williams passed comfortably into the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Alexa Glatch on Saturday.

Having dealt with the 19-year-old Californian Glatch, a wild-card entry, Williams will now play China's Shuai Peng, seeded 32nd, who beat Italian Mara Santangelo 7-5 6-3.

In the men's event, American Sam Querrey was knocked out by Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-7 7-5 6-2. The number 32 seed fired 15 aces and broke serve three times to set up third-round tie with compatriot Fernando Verdasco.

The eighth-seeded Verdasco defeated German qualifier Benjamin Becker 6-3 6-4. The Spaniard lost on his own serve three times but converted five of eight break point opportunities on Becker's serve.

Later, world number one Rafael Nadal opens his campaign against Russia's Teimuraz Gabashvili while Britain's Andy Murray takes on Argentine Juan Monaco.

In the women's event, Venus Williams faces Israeli Shahar Peer and Serbian third seed Jelena Jankovic is up against Argentine Gisela Dulko.