Serena Williams stormed into the Australian Open second
round as she began her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title with a win over Tatjana
Maria.

The 37-year-old American, whose 23rd major title came in
Melbourne when she was pregnant two years ago, won 6-0 6-2 in 49 minutes on Rod
Laver Arena. Williams holds the most Open era singles titles, but is looking to
equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.