Federer continued his dominance over Richard Gasquet to reach the round of 16 at the Australian Open and keep his quest for a 20th Grand Slam title on track.
Novak Djokovic beats Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in his first match since Wimbledon as Maria Sharapova has 6-1, 6-4 win over Tatjana Maria following her one-and-half-year ban.
Seven-time champion Federer makes it into the fourth round for the 15th time while women's top seed, Angelique Kerber, from Germany advances to the next stage after flirting with danger in her match against American outsider Shelby Rogers.
Germany's Angelique Kerber becomes the first top seeded woman to lose in the opening round of the French Open.
The victory moved Serena past Steffi Graf on the list of all-time slam winners and she now sits just one shy of Margaret Court's long-standing record of 24.
The quarterfinals of the tennis calendar's final grand slam gets underway this week at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
Serena Williams finally matched Steffi Graf's professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles
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