Williams made relatively light work of her lower ranked opponent during the 18th seed’s second round clash.
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Venus Williams has cruised into the third round of the Australian Open following a 6-2, 6-3 win over fellow American Lauren Davis on Margaret Court Arena.
Williams started surprisingly slowly against her 53rd-ranked opponent, going down a break in the opening game of the match.
However, Williams fought her way back into the game and claimed control of the first set by breaking Davis’s serve twice to claim the first set 6-2.
Davis again opened the set by breaking Williams’ serve, but struggled to contain the power of her much more experienced opponent and went on to lose the set 6-3.
18th seed Williams will now play the winner of Camila Giorgi and Tereza Smitkova on Saturday.