Top seed Serena Williams blasts past Vania King

Last updated 09:54 29/08/2014
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WORLD NO 1: Serena Williams.

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World No 1 Serena Williams has blown past Vania King 6-1 6-0 and into the third round of the US Open on a windswept day at Flushing Meadows.

The first meeting between the Americans would not go down as a memorable one, especially for 81st-ranked King as Williams needed a mere 56 minutes to seal the victory on a sun-kissed Arthur Ashe Stadium court.

Williams, dressed in a pink leopard-print dress, had more trouble with the gusty conditions than with her opponent, committing three double faults in her opening service game.

But the 17-times grand slam champion would eventually gain enough control of her serve and groundstrokes blasting 25 winners past an overwhelmed King, who could manage just five.

Next up for the top seed in her quest for a third straight US Open title and sixth overall, was American Varvara Lepchenko, who was a 6-4 6-0 winner over Germany's Mona Barthel.

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