Williams moves on in Australia

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Updated: December 31, 2013

Brisbane, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) – Reigning champion Serena Williams
was an easy winner in the second round Tuesday of the 2014 season-opening
Brisbane International tennis event, a hardcourt Australian Open tune- up.

Williams, the top seed here, had little problems in a straight-set victory
over German Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 at Queensland Tennis Centre.

Also on Tuesday, fourth-seeded former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic beat 19-year-old
Ukranian Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3.

No. 9 Slovak Dominika Cibulkova dropped the second set, but rallied in the
third to take down Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

The final match of the day will see eighth-seeded Spainard Carla Suarez take
on Estonian Kaia Kanepi.