Madrid, Spain (Sports Network) - Reigning champion Serena Williams posted
a second-round victory Tuesday at the $4 million Madrid Open.
The world No. 1 star handled wild card and Spanish crowd favorite Lourdes
Dominguez Lino 6-2, 7-5 on the clay courts at The Magic Box.
The 31-year-old Williams has now won her last 13 WTA matches and is seeking a
third title in three events.
Williams beat then-world No. 1 and reigning two-time runner-up Victoria
Azarenka in last year's Madrid finale.
Also on Tuesday, 14th-seeded former Wimbledon runner-up Marion Bartoli
of France snuck past Spanish qualifier Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
and Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova held off Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-2,
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