Australian Open: Serena Williams Through To The Fourth Round After Seeing Off Nicole Gibbs

Serena Williams

Serena Williams joined sister Venus in the fourth round of the Australian Open after defeating compatriot Nicole Gibbs in the third round.

The world number two, chasing a 23rd Grand Slam singles title, won 6-1 6-3 in 63 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

This is the 14th time in her 17 Australian Opens  that the former world No 1 has made at least the last 16, and sets her up with a clash against 16th-seeded Czech Barbora Strycova, who beat French 21st seed Caroline Garcia, 6-2 7-5.


“She’s human, and she is beatable,” Strycova said of facing Williams in the last 16.

“This is a Grand Slam, and we are talking that she already won, but I don’t like these talks.”

Williams’ victory today marked the 35th time that both she and sister Venus have made the last 16 at Grand Slam level.

 

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