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Serena Williams Reaches 4th Round At Ericsson

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Serena Williams of the USA looks on against  Roberta Vinci of Italy during Day 6  at Crandon Park Tennis Center at the Sony Ericsson Open on March 24, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Serena Williams of the USA looks on against Roberta Vinci of Italy during Day 6 at Crandon Park Tennis Center at the Sony Ericsson Open on March 24, 2012 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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KEY BISCAYNE (CBSMiami/AP) – Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open by beating Roberta Vinci 6-2, 6-1 Saturday.

Williams dominated with her serve and played patiently from the baseline, winning a succession of long rallies. She hit 25 winners while committing 20 unforced errors.

Seeded 10th, Williams is making her return to tournament tennis after a two-month absence because of a left ankle injury. At No. 20, Vinci is the highest-ranked player Williams has beaten this year.

Williams is seeking a record sixth title in Key Biscayne.

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