Result: Serena Williams joins sister Venus in French Open second round

Defending champion Serena Williams begins her French Open campaign with a routine win over Alize Lim.

World number one Serena Williams secured her place in the second round of the French Open this afternoon thanks to a 6-2 6-1 victory over Alize Lim.

Defending champion Williams took control of the contest as early as the fourth game when she broke her Paris-born opponent to open up a 3-1 lead.

A second break then followed as Williams wrapped up the set in just 40 minutes, before a break in the second game of the second set allowed the American to take a 2-0 advantage.

She then went on to drop just one more game to secure the victory - a feat matched by her sister Venus earlier today.

The 32-year-old will now take on either compatriot Grace Min or Garbine Muguruza for the right to advance through to round three of the competition.

Serena Williams of the US celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova on day five of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2014
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