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Result: Serena Williams avoids early upset

Serena Williams loses the first set against Eugenie Bouchard at the Cincinnati Open but battles back to win her place in the third round.

Serena Williams has come from a set down to defeat Eugenie Bouchard in her second-round match at the Cincinnati Open.

The Canadian shocked the world number one by breaking for a 4-2 lead in the first set and holding her nerve to clinch it 6-4.

However, Williams refocused her efforts to take the second set 6-2 before winning the decider by the same scoreline.

She will face the winner between Mona Barthel and Maria Kirilenko in the third round.

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