DEFENDING champion Serena Williams wasted no time in easing her way into the third round round of Wimbledon.
The American top seed came close to completing a ‘double bagel’ over Anna
Chakvetadze before the Russian finally won her only game, on serve, in game six of the
Williams is now on collision course for a last-16 showdown with 2004 champion Maria Sharapova, who impressed on her way to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Ioana Raluca Olaru.
Also in that half of the draw is third seed Caroline Wozniacki, who had a tougher time seeing off Kai-Chen Chang, of Chinese Taipei, before coming through 6-4, 6-3.
Indeed, it proved a hassle-free days for the women’s seeds with Agnieszka Radwanska, Flavia Pennetta and Victoria Azarenka all safely through.