Australian Open - Tamara Zidansek vs Serena Williams Preview & Prediction

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In the middle of the second set, Williams struggled a little bit to find her A-game, missing some routine shots and allowing Tamara to stay in touch before Serena sealed the deal with a strong finish.

Wang froze as she lost in 44 minutes on her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final appearance and will be hoping to put up a better fight in Melbourne on Friday.

Serena Williams made a statement to her Australian Open rivals as she powered past Slovenian Tamara Zidansek to reach the third round.

"Everyone plays me like that though, so it's nothing new".

"That's been really good to see that the Australian Open take that stance on that", she said.

The American star started her campaign in Melbourne in style, needing less than an hour to cruise past Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-3.

Looking at Serena Williams, the American superstar was dominant during the opening round.

Williams needed just 19 minutes to win the first set but 18-year-old Russian dug in to at least make the scoreline respectable.

What is the expected weather for Tamara Zidansek vs Serena Williams? . Potapova improved in the second set and even broke for a 2-1 lead before Williams responded.

There was a brief moment of alarm in the second set when she trailed 21-year-old Czech Bouzkova 4-2 but Osaka won the next four games to seal a 6-2 6-4 victory.

Cloudy skies and the threat of rain greeted players and spectators on Day 1 at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the decade.

The eighth-seeded Williams is attempting to win her record 24th Grand Slam singles title. I've been pretty close but it was special for me and for her. "I made so many errors in a row and I just had to battle through that, through my own internal problems", Williams said.

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