Serena Williams has defeated Ayumi Morita of Japan in the third round of the Australian Open 2013. Serena won the match in the straight sets by 6-1, 6-3. This victory took Serena into the pre quarter finals.

Serena took just 65 minutes to win the match. She had injured her ankle in the last match, but, she looked quite fit in this match and played superb tennis. She smashed a total of 29 winners in the match including 9 aces.

In the first set, both the players held their service in the first two games. But, after that, Serena started dominating. She broke Morita’s service in the fourth game with a backhand winner.

Serena held her service in the fifth game when Morita’s backhand went out of the court and the score became 4-1 in Serena’s favour.

The next game was a comprehensive one. The score reached at deuce. The score became 40-A when Morita didn’t manage to place her backhand shot well and the ball went out of the court again. Serena got a match point and she didn’t waste that. She broke Morita’s service for the second time in the set with another great backhand return shot. The American superstar easily served out the seventh game and won the first set by 6-1.

In the second set, Serena had a poor start. Her service was broken in the second game and she lost the first three games in a row. But, Serena bounced back quite beautifully after that. She just took the match away from her Japanese opponent by playing some brutal shots. She won six games consecutively with three serve breaks and cruised into the final 16.

In the next match, Serena will take on Maria Kirilenko of Russia.