Signs of life from Serena in straight-sets win

Updated: January 15, 2007, 12:38 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- I don't think anyone has built up a ton of confidence yet, but what a big opening match for Serena Williams. Even though it was against a low seed (No. 27 Mara Santangelo), Williams did it in emphatic style, grabbing the match from 2-all in the first set. Serena broke Santangelo to go up 3-2 and then served three aces in a row to take a 4-2 lead and never looked back. After the break of serve and three aces in a row, the match was never contested.

Ten aces in a 6-2, ...

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