Williams surges through in Indian Wells

Serena Williams during her victory over Yulia Putintseva

William has one 21 Grand Slam titles

World number one Serena Williams reached round four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells with a 7-6 (7-2) 6-0 win over Yulia Putintseva.

The 34-year-old needed 50 minutes to take the opening set on a tie-break against Kazakhstan’s world number 56, who twice served for the set.

But the second set took only 25 minutes as Williams sealed the match with her seventh ace of the contest.

Williams beat Putintseva in their only previous meeting in 2013.

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