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U.S. tennis player Serena Williams returns a ball to Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan during their first round women's single match at the Swedish Open tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Scanpix Sweden, Bjorn Larsson Rosvall) SWEDEN OUT
U.S. tennis player Serena Williams returns a ball to Sesil Karatantcheva of Kazakhstan during their first round women's single match at the Swedish Open tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Scanpix Sweden, Bjorn Larsson Rosvall) SWEDEN OUT
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(AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the second round of the Swedish Open by beating Sesil Karatancheva of Kazakhstan 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.


Williams broke the 131st-ranked Karatancheva's serve five times to advance at the clay-court tournament on Sweden's west coast.


She will next face 104th-ranked Anna Tatishvili of Georgia, who beat 16-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.


Third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic, sixth-seeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine, Mathilda Johansson of France, Teliana Pereira of Brazil and Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands also advanced.


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