Serena Marches Into Third Round At Steamy Melbourne Park

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Reuters
Serena Williams suffered another mishap at the Australian Open on Thursday when she smacked herself in the mouth with her racquet during a dominating 6-2 6-0 win over Garbine Muguruza in the second round.

Serena Williams suffered another mishap at the Australian Open on Thursday when she smacked herself in the mouth with her racquet during a dominating 6-2 6-0 win over Garbine Muguruza in the second round.

Third-seeded Williams, who rolled her ankle in a 6-0 6-0 thrashing of Edina Gallovits-Hall in the first round, dabbed her lip in pain after a forehand follow-through hit her in the mouth during the first set against the 112th-ranked Spaniard.

Williams quickly recovered and stormed through the second set in stifling heat at Rod Laver Arena, sealing the match with her 10th ace.

Williams next plays Japan's Ayumi Morita as she continues her bid for a 16th grand slam title and a sixth at Melbourne Park.