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Serena serves up masterclass to Vinci

Twice former champion Serena Williams outclassed Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-4 to book her place in the fourth-round.

Serena Williams shows her joy at beating Roberta Vinci.
Serena Williams shows her joy at beating Roberta Vinci.

LONDON // Twice former champion Serena Williams outclassed Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-4 to book her place in the fourth-round at Wimbledon today. The 27-year-old American, seeking to add another Wimbledon crown to the Australian Open she won in January, broke for a 3-1 lead in the opening set against the world No 53 and never looked back. The second seed breezed through the opening set in 28 minutes and though Vinci had the audacity to break back with a refreshing penchant for serve and volley, Williams completed victory with a crunching ace on Court Two.

She will play either Japan's Ai Sugiyama or Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia for a place in the quarter-finals. *Reuters