Takeaways from Serena Williams' Second-Round Win at the Australian Open

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Takeaways from Serena Williams' Second-Round Win at the Australian Open
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Serena Williams still has the best serve ever on the women's side

Serena Williams wrapped up her second-round Australian Open match against Spain's relatively unknown Garbine Muguruza in an hour and 15 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. In brutally hot conditions under the midday sun in Melbourne on Thursday (Wednesday night in America), Serena showed us nothing but effortless tennis.

Any Serena fans watching and worrying for signs of an ankle injury sustained earlier in the week need not worry; the only notes to be taken away from this match are encouraging ones for Williams and her sea of supporters.

With yet another convincing performance, here are some of the stand-out facets from the American's straight-sets win, and why she remains the player to beat at the 2013 Australian Open.   

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