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Williams extends run to 22

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Serena Williams made it 22 straight wins this season as she continued her Madrid Open campaign in style against Sloane Stephens. 

World No 1 Williams enjoyed a routine 6-4 6-0 win over her American counterpart to to move into the third round in the Spanish capital.

Williams has not been beaten in Madrid since 2010 and was never troubled by as she booked her place in the last 16 in under an hour on court. 

The 19-time Grand Slam champion will face either Victoria Azarenka or Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round on Wednesday. Williams has only failed to win one tournament she started this season, when pulling out of the semi-finals in Indian Wells through illness.

Caroline Wozniacki set up a third round meeting with Agnieszka Radwanska as her promising start to the clay court season continued with a 7-5 6-0 win over American qualifier Christina McHale. 

The world No 5 reached the final in Stuttgart last month and had too much for McHale after battling back from 4-2 down in the first set.

Radwanska had an even more comfortable route into the last 16 as she needed just over an hour to dispose of Australian Casey Delacqua 6-2 6-1.

The Pole is playing her first tournament since ending an ill-fated four-month spell with 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova as her coach. 

Wozniacki leads the head-to-head between the pair 7-4, but this will be their first meeting on outdoor clay.

There will also be a battle of former US Open champions in the last 16 as veterans Samantha Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova face off - Kuznetsova battled past home favourite Garbine Muguruza 6-3 5-7 7-5 after over two-and-a-half hours on court, whilst Stosur eased past Estonia's Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-2.

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