Result: Serena Williams eases into third round with victory over Galina Voskoboeva

Serena Williams celebrates her win against Galina Voskoboeva during the second round of the US Open on August 29, 2013
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Serena Williams coasts to a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Galina Voskoboeva that secures her place in the third round of the US Open.

Serena Williams has booked her place in the third round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows with a comfortable straight-sets win over Galina Voskoboeva.

Nothing could separate the pair after four games in the opening set, but the world number one, who won the tournament last year, pulled away from her Kazakhstani counterpart and emerged as 6-3 winner.

The American needed only 27 minutes - 71 in total - to seal her passage into the next round, as Williams broke serve three times and coasted to a 6-0 victory in the final set.

Serena Williams celebrates a point against Mona Barthel of Germany during the Western & Southern Open on August 15, 2013
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