MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former world number one Monica Seles breezed into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday with a 6-1 6-1 win over Cara Black.
Seles, Australian Open champion four times between 1991 and 1996, hardly put a foot wrong as she coasted to victory in 53 minutes.
The only hiccup the Yugoslav-born American made was in the second set when she failed to serve out the match at 5-0 but she quickly made amends by breaking Black’s next service game to seal an easy win.
It's great to be back here and playing well again,'' said Seles, who won the last of her nine grand slam titles with an emotional victory at the 1996 Australian Open.This is my favorite tournament.”
Seles will play either Francesca Schiavone or Jelena Kostanic in the third round with a possible quarter-final against tournament favorite Venus Williams looming.