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Serena, Federer cruise, Venus in 12-year Paris low

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Serena Williams buried the misery of her 2012 Roland Garros horror show to storm into the French Open second round Sunday as Roger Federer enjoyed an untroubled start to his 54th consecutive Grand Slam. 

USA's Serena Williams hits a forehand shot to Georgia's Anna Tatishvili during a French tennis Open first round match on May 26, 2013, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Williams buried the ghosts of her 2012 French Open horror show to storm into the second round Sunday while Roger Federer enjoyed an untroubled start to his 54th consecutive Grand Slam.

The 31-year-old Williams, bidding for a 16th Grand Slam singles title, suffered her worst defeat at a major in Paris 12 months ago when she was dumped out of the first round by Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano.

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