Williams Sets Aussie Record with Win

Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- American Serena Williams set a new tournament record with her victory in the third round of the Australian Open. Her straight set win over Daniela Hantuchova was Williams' 61st career victory Down Under, the most of any women's player in tournament history.

With temperatures again climbing into the triple digits, Williams made short work of her opponent, advancing to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 win in just 1 hour and 20 minutes. The win has also guaranteed another record to be in Williams' name: When the 32-year old shows up to her match on Sunday, she will surpass Lindsay Davenport's record of 69 career Aussie Open main-draw matches.

The number one player in the world, Williams has carried her dominant 2013 season into the 2014 year. After winning 78 of 82 matches last year, including 11 titles, she has dropped just 12 games in the first week of the tournament.

Williams will face the winner of the Samantha Stosur and Ana Ivanovic match-up on Sunday in the fourth round.

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