Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 10/25/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Venus Williams of the United States of America serves in her quarterfinal match against Na Li of China during day ten of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
By Jaclyn Stacey   (January 16, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Venus Williams comfortably defeated France’s Alize Cornet in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to advance to a third round meeting with Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open third round on Friday.   The young Frenchwoman broke Williams at the beginning of the match to lead 2-0 but she could not match the power and experience of her veteran opponent and was immediately broken back in her next service game. Williams broke again to claim the set 6-3 when Cornet double faulted while serving down 3-5.   Cornet claimed another short lived break in the fifth game of the second set before Williams won the next four games and the match 6-3 6-3.   It was by no means a flawless performance from Williams who made 26 unforced errors and only 16 winners in the one hour and 17 minute encounter.   “Yeah, today I don’t think I was hitting as many winners as the first round. But at the end I always felt like I was in control, so that...
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