Wimbledon Serena Williams beats Timea Babos to reach third round

Timea Babos had no answer to the power of Serena Williams as the world number one eased into the third round of Wimbledon.

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Serena Williams beats Timea Babos to reach third round play

Serena Williams beats Timea Babos to reach third round

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Serena Williams delivered another brutal demonstration of her undeniable quality to power into the third round of Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over Timea Babos.

The world number one needed just 59 minutes to see off Babos 6-4 6-1 on Centre Court on Wednesday.

Attempting to hold all four grand slams and complete the 'Serena Slam' for the second time in her career, as well as taking the next step towards a potential calendar Grand Slam, Williams was devastating in her demolition of the world number 93.

The 20-time grand slam champion has not won Wimbledon since 2012, but this was a stunning display of intent in which she fired down 12 aces and racked up 23 winners.

Babos - an accomplished doubles player - was immediately put on the back foot and dropped serve in the first game of the match as she sent a forehand long.

Despite that setback, Babos refused to allow Williams to run away with the first set. Yet she proved unable to handle the power of Williams' serve as the opener was secured.

Any hope of a Babos fightback was effectively extinguished when Williams broke again in the first game of the second set, after a controversial late double-fault call handed her a pair of break points.

Babos did carve out a couple of break-back points at 2-1 down, only for her helplessness to be encapsulated as Williams won the next four points with the help of three successive aces.

From there it was little more than a procession for Williams, who now faces Great Britain's Heather Watson in the third round ahead of a potential fourth-round meeting with sister Venus.

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