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Serena Williams advances to 2nd round in Bastad

  • 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • U.S. tennis player Serena Williams serves 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 serves 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • U.S. tennis player Serena Williams serves 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 serves 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • US 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

    US 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • US 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

    US 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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 Purchase photo reprints »

  • 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
  • U.S. tennis player Serena Williams serves 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 serves 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
  • US 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
  • US 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
  • 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

BASTAD, Sweden — 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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