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Australian Open: Serena Williams & Roger Federer through

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Williams is trying to win a seventh Australian Open title

Serena Williams and Roger Federer made are through after easy wins on the third day of the Australian Open.

Women's top seed Williams beat Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei 6-1 6-2 before men's second seed Federer saw off Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 7-5 6-1.

"Conditions are extremely quick, so you're not going to find much rhythm," he said. "I thought I served great."

British number ones Andy Murray and Johanna Konta continue their campaigns in the second round on Thursday.

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Federer won the most recent of his four Australian Open titles in 2010