Serena Williams breezes into 3rd round in Madrid - NBC Sports

Serena Williams breezes into 3rd round in Madrid
Simona Halep from Romania returns the ball to Lara Arruabarrena from Spain during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
May 7, 2014, 8:08 am

MADRID (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams breezed into the Madrid Open third round with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Shuai Peng on Wednesday.

Williams broke her Chinese opponent three times for a 14th straight victory on the clay of the Magic Box tennis center, where the top-seeded American is looking to defend her title.

On the men's side, Tomas Berdych moved to a perfect 11-0 against Kevin Anderson following his 6-1, 6-4 win over the South African.

"I always like to play here," the sixth-seeded Czech said. "There was also the aspect of the many matches I've played with Kevin and all of them went my way."

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal began his title defense later against Juan Monaco.

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